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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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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

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Quinn Hopes Veto Session Produces Pension Answers

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

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UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

11 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

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AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

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.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

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House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

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Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

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The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.