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CWLP Vehicles to be Outfitted with GPS

City Water Light and Power vehicles will be outfitted with GPS devices, and information could be used to discipline employees.


Dawson Water Service Disrupted, Repair Time TBA

Dawson residents will be without water as village crews work to repair what they call a major water leak.


Langfelder Wants Aldermen “In the Loop” on Pension Matters

Langfelder: why not keep aldermen apprised of pension fund activities more regularly?


Trustee: Is Chatham Getting A Raw Deal?

One Chatham Village Trustee is demanding answers from the Village President and Village Manager on what Chatham is getting for its 25-thousand dollar a year contract it has with an economic development contractor.

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Plans for Rail Pointe Pond in Sherman Coming Along

The village of Sherman is moving forward with plans for Rail Pointe Pond. Mayor Trevor Clatfelter said the engineer’s report…


Brady Selects Lt. Governor Candidate

It’s Maria Rodriguez, the former mayor of Long Grove, pop. 8,000, in Lake County.


What are the Sheriff’s Future Plans?

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says he will make an announcement Wednesday on his future plans after he retires as sheriff.


DUI Charges to be Filed in IL 97 Crash

The 16-year old driver involved in a single vehicle accident on Illinois Route 97 Monday night now faces initial charges of driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphenalia.


District 186 Enrollment Steady

Another year, another steady enrollment picture for District 186.


Groups Want Strict Pollution Controls on Dynegy-Purchased Plants

The sale of five Downstate coal plants from Ameren to Texas-based Dynegy hinges on an Illinois Pollution Control Board decision to extend the same consideration to Dynegy it’s already given Ameren.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.