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More Stalling on Pension Progress

One member of the pension reform conference committee doesn’t expect a deal to be reached anytime soon.

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Ameren Transmission Line Green-Lighted

Regulators have signed off on a new transmission line that’d cut through central Illinois.

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Illinois ACT Scores Near National Average

In Illinois, all students take the ACT – the American College Test. Even so, the state’s average score is almost as high as the national average – 20.6 for the Class of 2013 in Illinois, compared to 20.9 nationally.

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Study: Gravel Pits Inadequate for Second Springfield Water Source

It could be back to the drawing board for the city of Springfield as it found not nearly as much water would be generated from gravel pits as originally thought.

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Davis Trashes ACA; Unimpressed by Immigration Lobbying Efforts

Congressman Rodney Davis says small businesses are being smothered by too many rules and regulations.

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Chatham Women Respond to Fundraising Allegations

The two women overseeing a checking account to benefit a Chatham girl with refractory epilepsy are responding to accusations leveled against them.

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New Springfield to Orlando Air Service Starts in November

Starting November 22nd Allegiant Air will fly non-stop twice a week between Springfield and Sanford-Orlando International Airport.

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Another Set of Eyes for the Sheriff’s Department

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson is looking for advice, and where better to find it than from other long-time law enforecement…

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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD Faces $200k Budget Deficit

Williamsville-Sherman faces a $200,000 budget shortfall for the upcoming school year. That’s compared to $60,000 this past year.

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Illinois Farmers Looking for Rain

It’s no drought, just a dry spell. But Illinois farmers are probably ready for it to be over.

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Oberweis Courts Black Vote

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"Pastor on the roof" backs Republican

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

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Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.