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Eliminate Gas Tax?

Two state representatives are introducing legislation to remove the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline.


Allegiant Air Delays

Allegiant Airlines is reporting flight delays nationwide


Houston Tries to Maintain Distance from Police Shredding Scandal

Mayor Mike Houston is responding to allegations his administration knew about police department document destruction before it happened.


Springfield Catholic Diocese Pastor Accused of Abuse

A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.


Illinois Gaming Board Hears Push for 24 Hour Gambling

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock. Proponents and critics lined up Thursday…


Illinois Unemployment Rate Stagnant at 9.2 Percent

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.


Police Seeking Tips on Cornfield Damage

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about cornfield damage.


Ill. Supreme Court Hears Retiree Healthcare Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums.


Thumbs Down to Helping Hands

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted to not recommend Helping Hands be allowed to purchase and use a portion of a building on North Fourth Street as a permanent shelter


Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

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Medical Merger Looms


Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

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Oswego Man Challenges Kirk


"Grassroots" effort for conservative Marter

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

5-26-15 Langfelder

The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.

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SIU HealthCare Launches Online Patient Portal

SIU Health Portal

Patients of SIU HealthCare can now manage their health records online.

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Effort to Save Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

A foundation has taken possession of the boyhood home of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, brothers who made it big in show business.