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Springfield Fire Pension Board Also Issuing Inflated Benefits

It appears the Springfield Fire Pension Board has also been issuing inflated pensions in direct conflict with Department of Insurance instructions.


New Math for Police Pensions; Officers Overpaid $16,500

Springfield Treasurer James Langfelder said it isn’t fair the police pension board was using flawed math to determine retirement benefits…

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9-11: One Man, One Flag

One man, one flag but dozens of motorists paid their respects to the thousands that died twelve years ago Wednesday.


Redfield: Obama did the best he could Tuesday

President Obama gave a good speech Tuesday night but is in a tough spot, says a Springfield-based political expert.


Vending Machine Thieves Arrested

Breaking into a soda machine isn’t funny, especially if two people been doing it for more than 20 years.


Outlets at Springfield Moving Forward

Springfield is a step closer to getting its outlet mall.


Quinn: 9/11 is “Patriot Day”

Gov. Pat Quinn is marking the 12th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, proclaiming today as Patriot Day in Illinois.


Illinois State University Finds 2nd Bomb Threat in a Month

Illinois State University says another threatening message has been found in a bathroom where a handwritten bomb threat was found last month.


Chatham Approves $1 Water Rate Hike

It’s going to cost Chatham residents $1 more to water the lawn, wash the dishes or use water in general.…

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Zopp Zaps Duckworth


This time, the subject is criminal justice

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Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

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One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

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A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.