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Durbin, Davis Talk Shutdown-Ending Deal

The partial shutdown of the federal government is over, the debt ceiling has been raised – but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says there still will be political consequences for Republicans in Congress.

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Redfield: Early Fundraising in Sheriff’s Race Not Unusual

Contributions are pouring in in the race for Sangamon County Sheriff, but is that a wise strategy?

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Rutherford: Illinois Investments Prepared for Debt Default

The state’s top investment officer says he was prepared in the event of a debt ceiling disaster.

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Springfield Woman Allegedly Stabs Daughter over Internet “Favorites”

An argument about internet browser “favorites” devolved into a stabbing and sent one woman to the hospital.

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University of Illinois, Chief Group Reach Trademark Settlement

The University of Illinois and a group dedicated to the former Chief Illiniwek mascot have reached a settlement over the use of the symbol’s name and image.

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Illinois Delegation, Except One, Votes to End Government Shutdown

The lone member of Illinois’ congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the legislation because it ignores the nation’s “massive debt.”

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Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency

The family of an Ashland woman serving a 55 year prison sentence for first degree murder is seeking support for her release.

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Springfield Park Board Releases Audit, Narrowly Approves Dog Park Fundraising

The Springfield Park Board’s president says a forensic audit didn’t uncover anything they didn’t already know.

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Brothers Busted

Two brothers are facing a number of charges

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Chatham Hoping PR Firm Pays Dividends

One of the fastest growing communities in Sangamon County is hoping to draw even more business

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Army Corps Approves Conducting Hunter Lake Study; Council Approves Simpson Appointment

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An environmental impact study on the city’s proposed Hunter Lake as a backup water supply has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers to be conducted.

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

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No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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Maybe Wednesday

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More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

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Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.