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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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Gas Prices Down

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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Corn Harvest Still Slow

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

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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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Sangamon County has Large Gap in Animal Control Expenses

Sangamon County has been taking a financial hit when it comes to Animal Control, according to a new report. Maximus…

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Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

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The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

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The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

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Cops always expect the unexpected

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Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

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Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

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Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.