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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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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.