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Chatham Village President Downplays Water Rate Hike

Chatham won’t see the benefits of leaving CWLP and forming its own water district any time soon but Village President Tom Gray says turning off the CWLP spigots has given the village room to grow.

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First Superintendent Search Meeting Lightly Attended

The first of many Springfield Schools Superintendent Search Meetings has come and gone with less than a dozen people in…

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Poe Responds to “Anti-Business” Comments

State Representative Raymond Poe, in the running to replace Tom Cross as Illinois House Minority Leader, is firing back after…

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The Purple Hotel Meets the Wrecking Ball

One of the landmarks in the history of Illinois political corruption is being demolished. The Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, which…

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Brady Continues Support of Gay Marriage

The American Civil Liberties Union has hired a consulting firm started by the Illinois Republican Party’s former chairman to help…

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Central Illinois Bank Robber Sentenced

A 33-year-old Lake Fork man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison for robbing two central Illinois banks while on supervised release.

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IL Dept of Ag Looking into Cover Crops

A three-year pilot program will have “cover crops” planted in more than a dozen locations in Illinois.   Cover crops…

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“Early-Out” Decatur Parolee Accused of Murder

The Associated Press has learned the suspect in a Decatur murder is one of 1,600 Illinois inmates released early as part of the state’s revamped good-behavior release program.

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Work Doesn’t Stop Because of the Heat

Kids may be heading home early from school and air conditioners may be running at maximum, but city work crews…

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More Early School Closings Due to Heat

Springfield School District 186 is joining other area districts in dismissing students early because of the oppressive heat.

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African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

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.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant