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Springfield Man Injured in Crash Dies

A Springfield man who sustained major injuries in a Monday accident has died.


Portions of Monroe Closed for Sewer Cave-In

Portions of East Monroe Street in downtown Springfield will be closed for at least a week after a Wednesday morning sewer cave in.


Aldermen Dislike Cahnman’s Workers Comp Questioning

A Springfield alderman’s vow to more thoroughly vet workers compensation claims for city employees is ruffling a few feathers.


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…

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District 186 Bus Crashes Downtown, No Students Aboard


A Springfield District 186 bus crashed downtown Tuesday morning.

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Rauner: Sell Chicago’s Thompson Center


Earlier this year, Rauner's administration asked for an appraisal of the 16-story glass paneled building.

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Medical Merger Looms


Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

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Oswego Man Challenges Kirk


"Grassroots" effort for conservative Marter

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

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The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.