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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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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.

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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.

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Simon: ObamaCare Affects Rural EMS

High cost, much poverty a bad combination

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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.

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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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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed