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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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Vehicle Crashes Into St. John’s Breadline

Workers are repairing the damage after a car driven by a 92-year old Springfield woman jumped the curb and crashed into St. John’s Breadline Wednesday morning.

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CWLP Reports Another Scam; $1,500 Already Stolen

City Water Light and Power is warning customers of yet another scam targeting Springfield customers.

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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

2-12-16 Lincoln Tomb

Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

8 hours ago in Local

Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

12 hours ago in Local

Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

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The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

12 hours ago in Local

Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

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Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.