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Construction on new Rochester Water Main to Begin Soon

Rochester is getting a new water main. Water lines within the infrastructure were built in the 1930′s and are approaching…

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Local Corn Farmers Battle 25-Percent Moisture

A Springfield-area farmer says the yields could be excellent – in areas where the moisture is not too much.

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Springfield Man, 89, Causes Three Vehicle Crash on I-72

Westbound Interstate 72 between MacArthur Boulevard and the 6th Street split was closed for a couple of hours as Illinois State Police investigated a three vehicle crash.

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Enyart Defends Vote Against Military Chaplain Resolution

As the former head of the Illinois National Guard, Enyart calls the measure “an absolutely phony, feel-good bill” that doesn’t resolve Washington’s bigger issues.

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Quinn Says Federal Shutdown Affects Illinois Jobs

He urges Congress to “end the nonsense”

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Poshard: Illinois Shorts Schools in Poor Areas

He’s retiring, but he’s not shy about sharing his opinions.

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Illinois Lags in Caring for Poor: Study

Study says getting more people insured would help

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Drought Hurting Crops

Much of Illinois is experiencing a drought. Forty-six percent of the state is in drought, and 90 percent is at…

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Topinka Optimistic on Pension Compromise

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she likes what she has heard so far of a pension compromise proposal that…

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Quinn Not Ready to Endorse Pension Deal

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t ready to endorse a pension reform deal being discussed by the conference committee. Quinn said based…

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

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 is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.