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Proposed Tax Breaks Make Progress

ADM, Univar, OfficeMax / Office Depot may all be in Illinois.

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Protestors Interrupt House Debate on Tax Incentives

A group of protesters briefly interrupted an Illinois House debate about whether to provide tax credits for companies to keep their operations in Illinois.

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Cellini Released from Federal Prison

Politically connected Springfield businessman William Cellini has been released from federal prison.

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Police Seek Tips on Hardees Attempted Armed Robbery

Police are looking for tips about an attempted armed robbery at Springfield’s “Rock ‘N Roll Hardees” on Stevenson Drive.

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Ill. Lawmaker Proposes to Same-Sex Partner

An Illinois lawmaker is engaged to his partner just hours after the state Legislature approved same-sex marriage legislation.

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Bill to Fund Concealed Carry, State Worker Backpay Advances

The Illinois Senate could vote today or Thursday to provide additional funding for state agencies that are limping towards the next fiscal year.

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Quinn to Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill by Month’s End

Illinois’ governor says he’s going to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage into law this month.

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“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Advances

The sponsor of the “mandatory minimum” gun crime bill hopes support from a former prosecutor is one change that will attract enough Yes votes.

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City’s Checkbook Now On-Line

Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty briefed the city council on the new website that will allow anyone to see where Springfield resident’s tax dollars are going.

Springfield School Board Looking into County Sales Tax for Revenue

Sangamon County residents would be taxed an additional one percent under a measure being discussed by the Springfield School Board.…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.