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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.


Two IL Supreme Court rulings

In favor of gun owners’ rights


Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested

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


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.

2013 Justice Rita B. Garman

Garman Chosen as Ill. Supreme Court Chief Justice

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


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.


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.


Jesse White Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

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


Police Seeking Tips on East Side Home Invasion

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


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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Illinois Crops Are Improving


Harvest halfway done

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Tasty Take for Taste

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Back in black

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Trooper Who Pantsed Driver to Be Sentenced

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There could have been drugs there, but there weren't

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Chicago Aldermen Want McCarthy Out


Police superintendent has had five years and has only failed, they say

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Your Chance to Own a Piece of Route 66 History


Shea's family will not carry on museum