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McCarty to Police/Fire Retirees: Give Us Our Money Back

The city’s budget director wants those who received inflated police or fire pension benefits to pay back that money.

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Two IL Supreme Court rulings

In favor of gun owners’ rights

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Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested

A Springfield man is facing charges after being arrested early Wednesday at the Northender VFW.

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Salvage Yard Fire Briefly Closes Terminal Ave.; Fire Truck Crashes En Route

Fire crews have departed Terminal Ave. after quickly extinguishing a salvage yard fire.

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Garman Chosen as Ill. Supreme Court Chief Justice

Justice Rita Garman will be the Illinois Supreme Court’s next chief justice.

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Willow Long’s Brother Placed in Protective Custody, Funeral Services Set

Illinois state child-welfare officials have taken a southern Illinois boy into protective custody after authorities say his 7-year-old sister was stabbed to death by a live-in uncle.

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Former St. Aloysius Pastor Donovan Returns to Ministry

A different role and a different city for Father Thomas Donovan. The former pastor at St. Aloysius will be chaplain to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.

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Jesse White Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Illinois’ secretary of state is seeking a fifth term in that office.

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Police Seeking Tips on East Side Home Invasion

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about an east side home invasion.

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Pilot Ticketed in Crop Dusting Accident

Josh Pavia has been ticketed for accidentally spraying more than 70 teenagers with fungicide in late July.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

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Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

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Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.