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Survey Shows Some Support for Tax Hike for Schools

Survey points to some support for tax increase for schools

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Need Some Holiday Cheer? Pick-up the Phone

Dial-a-Carol is under way at the University of Illinois.

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Superintendent -Designate Faces Big Challenges

In addition to addressing budget issues, test scores, and facility maintenance, Jennifer Gill says a priority for her will be…

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Springfield BOE Makes Supt. Decision: Jennifer Gill

Less than 24 hours after a public forum asking questions of the two final candidates for the city of Springfield’s public schools, the Board of Education has made a decision.


Small Business Program Is Deemed a Success

Up by nearly half billion dollars in Illinois


Ballot Slots Are Assigned

Brady, Hardimon win top spots


Madigan Blasts Corporate Incentives Packages

House Speaker Michael Madigan has sharply criticized corporate requests for tax breaks and says he’s unlikely to support deals for companies that pay little in taxes.


Even with New Pension Law, State Is Troubled, Says Expert

U of I expert predicts deficits will continue

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Finalists for School Superintendent Meet the Public

Public meets the top candidates for school superintendent.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.