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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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Quinn’s Pension: $137k Annually

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Governor Pat Quinn State of State

Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just less than $11,400 a month

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Butler Sworn in Tuesday, Ready for Challenges

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Tim Butler moves from behind the scenes in politics to the front line Tuesday.

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Bills Would Change Up Illinois Primary

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The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature,

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Coroner: Buffalo Man Died of Natural Causes

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A man found dead in rural Buffalo late last week appears to have died of natural causes.

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Green-thinking Bill Is Unveiled

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Focus on renewable energy