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U of I Expert: State Can’t Afford to Roll Back Tax Hike

The authors of a new report from the U of I probably would not get many votes if they run for the Illinois General Assembly.

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Survey Says: Voters Are in General Agreement on Budget

Better education for less spending?

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Chatham Officials Gird Themselves for Possible Legal Battle

Residents that are part of the South Sangamon Water District are now facing legal bills.

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On-Again, Off-Again Gaming in Sherman Back On

It apparently took the threat of a lawsuit by a video gambling company so, Sherman Village Trustees decided the cost of…

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Springfield Aldermen Table Diversity, Whistleblowing Ordinances

Two hot button issues in Springfield city government have been tabled.

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“Tech Surge” for Schools Urged

The chairman of the state Board of Education wants the state to come up with millions for technology upgrades. Chairman…

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Undocumented Immigrant Driver’s License Program Ready

The new program to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants is ready to be rolled out. The first Temporary Visitor…

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Kidzeum Receives $100k from Memorial Medical Center

Funding for the Springfield Kidzeum of Health and Science is coming along. This week, Memorial Medical Center has donated $100,000…

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Jackson Jr. Begins Sentence Early

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is beginning his 30-month prison sentence early. The former congressman is in a federal correctional…

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Dept of Public Health Reminds Citizens of World Stroke Day

It’s world stroke day and the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging everyone to take steps to reduce their…

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

6 hours ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday

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More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

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Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

13 hours ago in Local

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

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Corn progress best in years