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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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Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

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Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

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Borrowers, Do Your Homework

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Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

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A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

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The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

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Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.