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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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Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world

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Senate Candidates Spar Over Treatment of Veterans

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Oberweis OK with veterans having an option to VA facilities

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Not a Typical Morning for Some State Workers

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Woman saved from fire by state employees

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Jacksonville Shooting Leaves One Dead

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Jacksonville man is dead after a shooting near the Jacksonville School District Office