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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.


Survey Says: Voters Are in General Agreement on Budget

Better education for less spending?


Chatham Officials Gird Themselves for Possible Legal Battle

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

Sherman Village Board

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…


Springfield Aldermen Table Diversity, Whistleblowing Ordinances

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


“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…


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…


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…


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…


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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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.