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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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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

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The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

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3-31-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

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Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.