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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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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

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Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances

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Durbin Says President Should Take Unilateral Action on Immigration Reform

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Durbin is encouraging the president to unilaterally deal with issues surrounding the unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. border

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State Will Stop Charging Retirees Premiums

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Local ruling is in line with state Supreme Court

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Flooding Thursday

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Some power is still out, says CWLP