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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


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.


CWLP Reports Another Scam; $1,500 Already Stolen

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


Arrest Made in Stabbing Near Springfield High School

Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for the stabbing that briefly locked down Springfield High School.


Alleged Decatur Burglars Leave Trail; Police Followed

A detective investigating a pair of break-ins at a Decatur pharmacy didn’t have to look far to find suspects — he just followed the trail of medicine.


Simon: ObamaCare Affects Rural EMS

High cost, much poverty a bad combination


Houston Responds to Selective Hiring Accusations

Mayor Mike Houston this week responded to continued allegations that the city’s not doing enough to hire minority employees.

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186 Superintendent: District Needs More Money

Is more money for schools the answer?  According to District 186’s Interim Superintendent Bob Leming, the district has cut their…

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Sangamon County Pathologist Coming Soon

Sangamon County is getting its own pathologist to conduct forensic autopsies.


ADM: Past Tax Breaks Set Precedent for Illinois Bill

Archer Daniels Midland says perks Illinois gave Sears Holdings Corporation set a precedent as the agribusiness tries to get tax breaks from the state.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

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Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.

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Former Gov. Ryan Calls for Criminal Justice Reform


Former Gov. George Ryan is using examples from his own time in prison to call for changes to the criminal justice system.

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Students from China Help Champaign-Urbana

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More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana.

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Kent Gray Named Trump’s Illinois Campaign Director

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run.

Featuring: Donald Trump
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 03 Sep 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

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Gray directed reporters' inquiries to Hope Hicks, a national communications director for Trump, who wouldn't let us talk to him.