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Springfield Man Injured in Crash Dies

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

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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.

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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.

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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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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.