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Quinn Names New Dir. of Central Management Services

The former director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has been named to a new position with a…

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Quinn Doesn’t Believe Conf Committee is Playing Games

Gov. Pat Quinn doesn’t believe Republicans on the pension reform conference committee are playing any political games. Three of the…

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Quinn Grants 65, Denies 124 Clemency Requests

Governor Pat Quinn is granting 65 clemency petitions and denying 124 while working through a backlog of pardon requests. The…

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Dozens Arrested in Statewide Child Porn Crackdown

Fifty people have been arrested on child pornography charges as part of a three-year crackdown on offenders by the Illinois…

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Jacksonville Fire Dog to Appear on TV Drama

The fire specialist Smokey the Dog is collecting accolades while preparing for a spot on an episode of a major…

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Springfield Employees Indicted; Allegedly Cheated EPA of $13.6 Million

Five people associated with an environmental firm in Springfield are accused of cheating the Illinois EPA.

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Henson Robinson Co. Assuming Punzak Co. Contracts

Henson Robinson Company has been acquiring the losses of another business. Since the closure of Punzak Co., Henson Robinson has…

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Judge Rules: Police Internal Affairs Files “Not to be touched”

Springfield city attorneys were back in the courtroom Friday in a hearing regarding the police union’s request that the city abide by its agreement to destroy files older than four years old.

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New Fitness Equipment for One City School

First the students received a brand new school and now kids who attend Matheny-Withrow Elementary School have brand new fitness equipment

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Another Bust for DIRT Team

A Springfield man is behind bars and facing drug and weapons charges

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Lawmakers, Interest Groups Set Stage for Final Days

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Workers compensation, economic growth discussed in Tuesday news conferences

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Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

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The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

17 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

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Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

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University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

17 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.