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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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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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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.