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Schmidt Sides With Springfield Media; Orders Release of Police IA Files

Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt has sided with Springfield media outlets that internal police files older than four years old should be made public.


Springfield Park Board on Schedule to Hire New Exec. Director

The Springfield Park Board says they’re right on track in finding a new Executive Director. The district intended to have…


Springfield Man Arrested for Oct. 15 Shooting

Springfield Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a shooting last week in the 1900 block of South 17th Street.


Fundraising Begins for Springfield’s First Black Firehouse

The restoration of an historic building on Springfield’s east side is moving forward.


Nekritz: Pension Solution Possible in Second Veto Week

The fall veto session begins tomorrow, but it’s unlikely this will be the week a pension solution comes together in the Illinois legislature.


Supporters, Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Gear Up for Veto Push

Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for another push in the Illinois Legislature.


Link Up Illinois Connects Needy to Fresh Produce

The push is to get farmers’ markets to accept Link cards


Study: More High School Diplomas Are Key to Economic Growth

Class of 2012 in Illinois has only 71 percent graduates


Farm Bill Should Be Priority Now, Durbin and Schakowsky Say

It’s one of three priorities the President has laid out for the rest of the year


Quinn Hopes Veto Session Produces Pension Answers

Lawmakers are here three days this week and three more in two weeks

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Renovation of Historic Properties Grows in Springfield

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Credit given to low interest rates, federal historic tax credits and more awareness of the significance of historic buildings.

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Divisions Continue on Government Consolidation

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A task force the Republican governor named to put that idea in motion is preparing its final recommendations.

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Chicago Police Expand Body Camera Testing

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Chicago says it's expanding a program to provide police officers with body cameras.

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Federal Grant Means More Research for Peoria Doctor


A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer's Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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John Deere Plans Layoffs


Deere and Company is laying off about 220 workers from its Seeding and Cylinder operation in its hometown as agricultural machinery sales slump.