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BBB Warns of World Series Ticket Scams

If you’re looking for tickets to the World Series, make sure your deal is legit. Scammers may be lurking as…

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Quinn: Gun Penalty Bill Not Comprehensive Enough

“Mandatory minimum” bill could come up in veto session

Invest in 186 Wants Property Tax to Help Pay for Springfield Schools

Some citizens of Springfield are calling for a tax to help bring money to the school district. Invest in 186…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Fundraising Begins for Springfield’s First Black Firehouse

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

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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.

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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.

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Link Up Illinois Connects Needy to Fresh Produce

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

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Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

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A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

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Jobe Changes Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is tweaking his ordinance to restrict where food trucks can operate in Springfield in relation to existing brick and mortar restaurants.

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Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

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More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.

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Should Clearlake Dissolve?

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There may be one less community in Sangamon County a week from today.

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Proposal: No More Frivolous Lawsuits from County Jails

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County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.