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Even with New Pension Law, State Is Troubled, Says Expert

U of I expert predicts deficits will continue

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Finalists for School Superintendent Meet the Public

Public meets the top candidates for school superintendent.

Lottery Day at the State Board of Elections

Who shows up where on the next state-wide election ballot has been determined

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Proposed Ordinance Would Raise Aldermanic Pay Slightly

Pay for Springfield city officials could climb slightly.

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Ameren Gas Rates to Climb, But Not As Much As Requested

Utility bills to climb again this winter.

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Springfield Police Nab Video Machine Thiefs

A couple of incidents have brought five arrests in thefts from video poker machines at gas stations – three in Springfield and one each in Auburn and McLean County.

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Dropout Numbers Can Be Misleading

Change in definition makes the story look better

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Farm Data Is Big Business

Farmers are willing to sell the information

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Bond Houses React to Pension Deal

It has been a while since anybody heard this, but somebody is upgrading its view of Illinois’ financial condition.

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Christian Settlement May be Near

Springfield’s City Council will take up a possible settlement with Calvin Christian at next week’s full city council meeting.  Tuesday,…

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Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.

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Natural Gas Prices to Hold Steady This Winter

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No wide price swings expected this winter

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Elkhart Mine Expansion Vote Delayed

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Vote to extend waste site expected in November

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City Gives Attorney Additional $25k to Defend Police Officer

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The Springfield City Council will allow a police officer facing a lawsuit to be represented by an attorney of his choice -- but not everyone is on board with it.