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McMenamin Tired of Interim Fixes on Key Positions

Springfield Alderman Joe McMenamin believes Mayor Mike Houston is not moving fast enough on finding permanent solutions to technically vacant…

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87 Springfield Students Still Out Due to Immunization Records

87 Springfield Public School students have missed nearly three weeks of school because they don’t have proper immunizations.

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The Finish Line Is Near for Lawmakers

Pension proposal is not ready yet

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Obama Salutes Chicago Blackhawks

President Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House Monday, a rare moment for a president…

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Another Rally in Springfield in Favor of Gay Marriage

It’s possible the Illinois House will vote on same-sex marriage when lawmakers return to Springfield for the final three days…

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Group Gathers 150k Signatures to Support Graduated Tax System

A push is on to change Illinois’ income tax structure to a graduated system, like the one used at the…

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Park District Exec. Director Search Moving “Methodically”

The clock is ticking for the Springfield Park Board to meet its self imposed deadline of hiring a new executive director.

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Pension Deal Elusive in Final Days of Fall Session

Is there a solution that will solve Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis? Maybe, but it’s unlikely there will be a…

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West Side Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

A bank near the Gables on Springfield’s west side was robbed shortly after 9:30 Monday morning.

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Police Investigate Pair of Armed Robberies

Springfield police are investigating a couple of armed robberies.

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Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

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The fracking people are out of patience.

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IHSA Being Sued

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The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances

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Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

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In jail on unrelated charges

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Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

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Governor says ads misleading

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Korean War National Museum Rededicated

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The Korean War National Museum in Springfield was re-dedicated the same way Fighting in the Korean War ended... with Marine Bob Ericson playing taps on his bugle.