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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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Gay Rights Group Has High Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage in Fall Veto Session

Lots changed since House failed to vote on it last spring, says Equality Illinois

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Some Lincoln Sites Up, Others Down as Lincoln Home Remains Closed

Old State Capitol, Lincoln Tomb up a little

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McMenamin: City Breaking Pension Rules Since 1999

A Springfield alderman is accusing the city’s police pension board of breaking rules for 14 years — a potentially $6 million dollar mistake.

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Some Help Coming for the Long-Term Unemployed

A new state program could be a big boost for those who have been looking for work

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Millikin Hires New President

Trustees hired interim president Patrick White to take the post permanently.

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Labor Group: No Incentives for ADM

The labor coalition that’s fighting the state over pension restructuring is urging lawmakers not to give money to Archer Daniels Midland.

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Three Injured in Crash Near Pawnee

A man from Divernon and two people from Pawnee all went to the hospital after a crash Wednesday night.

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Alderman: Schools Need to Make the Case Before Thinking About Tax Hike

There is not a lot of initial support for a hike in either the sales tax or property taxes to provide more money for District 186

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

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Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

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Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

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Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision