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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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Study: More High School Diplomas Are Key to Economic Growth

Class of 2012 in Illinois has only 71 percent graduates

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

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Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

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Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia