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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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Capitol Renovation Funding Suspended

Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for the next phase of a pricey renovation project at the state Capitol that’s caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.

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Missing Effingham Co. Girl Found Dead; Uncle Charged With Murder

An Effingham County man has been charged with murder in the death of his seven year old niece.

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SHG Responds to Concerns Following Outdoor Mass

Sacred Heart Griffin High School is responding to public concerns after two dozen students fell ill at an outdoor Mass on Monday.

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No Surprises in Weekly Crop Report

Again, Illinois farmers are waiting for rain.

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Dwight Prison Plan on Hold

A Livingston County proposal to house inmates in a portion of a now-closed state prison is in limbo after the sheriff said he’s leaving his post.

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Carnival Workers Charged in Farmer City Murder

Two carnival workers are in custody after they were charged with the weekend stabbing and strangulation death of a man whose body was found in an alley during a Farmer City festival.

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Labor, Faith Coalition Event at the Capitol

A Springfield woman and U. S. citizen, who now works as a behavior analyst, came to America from Nigeria as…

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Futuristic Meter Readers in Springfield

City Water Light and Power has been switching out older meters for newer ones. Springfield CWLP Chief utility engineer Eric…

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McMenamin: Pine Wood Won’t Be Another MacArthur Park

Plans are moving forward for the rehabilitation of Pine Wood Apartments. It’s not going to be another “MacArthur Park Apartments”…

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Central Illinois Food Bank Says Need is Great All Year Long

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Executive Director Pam Molitoris says need remains great the entire year.

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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more