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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vending Machine Thieves Arrested

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

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Outlets at Springfield Moving Forward

Springfield is a step closer to getting its outlet mall.

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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.

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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.

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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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Springfield Using Improper Methodology to Award Police Pensions

In documents obtained by WTAX, it appears the city of Springfield has been applying an inapporpriate methodology to award city police pensions and benefits upon retirement.

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Motorcycle Accident Kills Man Wednesday on North Side

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Intersection near Lanphier closed for several hours

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Human Remains in Rochester Identified

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The Sangamon County Coroner's Office has identified the female remains found in Rochester on July 19th.

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Sangamon County Leads State in Tourism Growth

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Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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More Money Toward City Pensions? Not So Fast, Say Budgeteers

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Some Springfield aldermen want to take a budget windfall and put it toward police and fire pensions, but city budgeteers are advising against it at the moment.

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Police Arrest 5 in Shooting, Crash at Dirksen & South Grand

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Police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting turned high speed chase turned crash late Tuesday night.