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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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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.

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Sparks Fly as House Moves $36.3 Billion Spending Plan

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Budget bills are moving out of the Illinois House and are being prepared for floor action in the Senate.

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Fulgenzi, Langfelder Continue to Address Liquor License Voting Concerns

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"It is what it is, and we have to make sure it works."

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SMTD Votes to Cut Routes, Including State Fair Service

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The Springfield Mass Transit District will be doing away with several routes that officials say are unused, in just a month's time.