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City OKs Settlement with Christian

At least one court case against the city could be closed pending the approval of a judge.  Springfield aldermen agreed…


Springfield, Chatham Come to Terms Over Water

Springfield alderman ok’d a tentative deal with Chatham to forgo legal wrangling with the village agreeing to pay to the…


Agreement Reached Between CWLP and Chatham

Springfield alderman ok’d a tentative deal with Chatham to forgo legal wrangling with the village agreeing to pay to the…


Sniffing Out Fraud with Unemployment Insurance

A new anti-fraud program with the Illinois Department of Employment Security is claiming a quick victory. The Interstate Claims Unit,…


An Open Letter from Bob Murray

The following is an open letter to Springfield and central Illinois from Bob Murray.

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Some District 186 Teachers May Be Looking for Work Next Year

Some Springfield District 186 teachers could be looking for work next year.  The Board of Education gave the go-ahead in…

Familiar Hand to Steer District 186

A “new school” superintendent named.


East Side Fire Kills One

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin has confirmed one person has died in a high rise fire on the city’s east side.


City, County Unveil Minority Participation Plan

An effort is underway to get minority students interested in engineering.


Scherer Still Pushes for Gas Tax Repeal

The price of a gallon of gas would go down, under a proposal a Springfield area lawmaker is sponsoring.

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Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm


Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.

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Illinois Man Charged With Threatening Prosecutor

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Travis Withers of Brooklyn, Illinois has been charged with threatening the life of St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

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Flooding Leaves Behind Sand, Debris in Illinois County

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Debris piles and massive sand deposits were left behind after waters went through the breach of the Len Small Levee.

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U of Illinois Reaches Agreement with Non-tenured Faculty

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A contract ratification vote will be held later in the week.

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New Director Named to ALPLM

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.