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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.…


Gas Prices Down

The price of gasoline is down. The statewide average for gas in Illinois stands at $3.29, down 13 cents from…


African American Lawmakers Speak Out Against Business Bill

Illinois’ Black Chamber of Commerce, and other small-business leaders, are speaking out against a business bill. Under the proposal, “responsible…


Illinois Legislature Passes Same Sex Marriage Bill

Some of the state’s top elected leaders watched as lawmakers debated a bill that adds Illinois to 14 other states allowing same-sex marriage.

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Tainted Treats in Chatham?

It may be difficult to determine the sources of two pieces of tainted Halloween treats.


Rutherford: I Can Win

One of the Republican candidates for governor is making it sound like he’s winning, and his claims are largely true.


Man Shot Near 5th and North Grand

A Springfield man was shot in the leg late Monday night, and police think there may be a connection to another recent shooting.


Corn Harvest Still Slow

We’re into November, and there’s still some corn left to harvest.


They’re Back — What’s Going On?

The fall legislative session resumes today in Springfield, and the latest pension proposal is in the hands of the four legislative leaders and the actuaries who are calculating the projected savings.

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Train Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.