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White’s Organ Donor Program Wins Two Awards

Secretary of State Jesse White’s Organ/Tissue Donor Public Awareness Campaign won two awards this week. The program was recognized during…


Publicity Battle Over Lawmakers Pay Continues

The governor has not given up his fight to keep paychecks away from state lawmakers, while the comptroller has already…


Adult Education Week

It’s Adult Education Week across the country. The Illinois Community College Board is reminding what’s offered in the way of…

Prison for bank ex-president

Embezzled more than $500,000

Doctor pleads guilty

Billed insurance for treatment he did not perform


Watchdog Group: Juvenile Justice System Needs Overhaul

A report from the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, claims that the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee doesn’t have…


LLCC: Still Among the Best Values, Most Friendly to Vets

In addition to having some of the lowest tuitions across the state, Lincoln Land Community College has again passed a balanced budget for the next fiscal year


Unemployment Down for the Area

While unemployment numbers are still high, the Springfield area seems to be holding its own


Judge Orders Lawmakers be Paid

A judge in Cook County has ruled Governor Pat Quinn can’t withhold Illinois lawmakers’ paychecks.


Men Accused of Burglary Spree Arrested

Two men allegedly responsible for nearly two dozen burglaries in Sherman and Springfield’s Piper Glen subdivision have been arrested.

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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.