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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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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.