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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.


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.


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.


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.


No Surprises in Weekly Crop Report

Again, Illinois farmers are waiting for rain.


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.


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.


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…


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…


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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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.

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State Rep. Avery Bourne to Run for Full Term


State Rep. Avery Bourne to run for election.

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United Way’s “Days of Action” This Weekend

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The United Way of Central Illinois is holding the annual Fall Days of Action.

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Former Gov. Quinn Appears in Champaign

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

"One day a peacock, the next day a feather duster."