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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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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

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.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.