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Lottery Day at the State Board of Elections

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


Proposed Ordinance Would Raise Aldermanic Pay Slightly

Pay for Springfield city officials could climb slightly.


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

Utility bills to climb again this winter.


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


Farm Data Is Big Business

Farmers are willing to sell the information


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,…


Cahnman Recommended for Censure By IARDC

Alderman Sam Cahnman is being recommended for censure by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplanary Commision for not being truthful…


Calvin Christian III Hires New Attorney

Mark Wycoff has replaced Sam Cahnman as attorney representing Calvin Christian III in two traffic cases pending with the city…

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Rauner Stands by Refugee Stance

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.

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Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

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When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.

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Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting


Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

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Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.