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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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Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

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The iconic Myers building in downtown Springfield needs some facade work.

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Springfield Parks to Try Smoke-Free Zones

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Smoke-free zones at Springfield Parks being established

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Lanphier Student Arrested; Brought Loaded Gun to School

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Springfield Police say a 16 year old Lanphier High School student is in custody after he brought a loaded gun to school.

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New Protections for Pregnant Women in Illinois

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Expectant mothers in Illinois will have some new protections at work.

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Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

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Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.