Local: News

News

monroestreet2

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.

Flag_of_Springfield,_Illinois_svg

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.

state_capitol_1

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.

money

Survey Says: Voters Are in General Agreement on Budget

Better education for less spending?

Chatham2

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…

municipalcenter

Springfield Aldermen Table Diversity, Whistleblowing Ordinances

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

mainframe_computer

“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…

jesse_white

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-Adams-street

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…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Benedictine Goes Adults Only

Fresh
local_news_generic

Growth in older population, reduction in traditional college-age cited

in Local

State Lawmaker: IDOT Not the Only Agency Whose Hiring Process May be Suspect

idot

Federal monitor to check agency on hiring practices

in Local

Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

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.

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.

in Local

Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

medical

Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.

in Local

Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

jobs

Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September