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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.

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Small Business Program Is Deemed a Success

Up by nearly half billion dollars in Illinois

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Ballot Slots Are Assigned

Brady, Hardimon win top spots

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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.

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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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Second Arrest Made in Rochester Homicide

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One of two people that remained wanted after a deadly shooting incident late last month outside Rochester has been taken into custody.

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President Obama’s Visit: The Day After

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They're not done replaying the game films yet, but those involved in orchestrating Wednesday's presidential visit to Springfield say, for now, it was a fun and positive experience that went well.

17 hours ago in Local

Chicago Woman Charged with Supplying Gun to Niece

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Federal prosecutors say a Chicago woman has been indicted on charges that she supplied her 14-year-old niece with the handgun the girl allegedly used to kill another teen during an argument over a boy.

20 hours ago in Local

Par-a-Dice Cuts Staff, Blames Video Gaming

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Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria has announced announced they are laying off employees amidst a protracted slump in business.

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Jury Sides with Illinois Man in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.