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Unemployment Down for the Area

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

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Judge Orders Lawmakers be Paid

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

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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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Battle Continues Over Conceal/Carry

Illinois was the last hold-out for conceal/carry but the law now in the books is still being fought in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Beason Murder Trial Proves Costly for Logan County

Logan County on hook for Beason murders

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PCCC Facelift Nearing Completion

Officials at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield say a $15.8 million renovation is on track to be completed by the end of the year.

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Messages from the 1860’s on display

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Architect leader: Celebrate, don’t criticize

Standards should exceed those of a parking garage, he says

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New Member Joins the Sheriff’s Department

The Sangamon County’s Sheriff Department has a new deputy and she is a real looker.

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Quinn: Lower Prices Result of Health Insurance Exchanges

The governor is pleased with the prices for health insurance to be offered on Get Covered Illinois.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

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A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

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Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.