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New Report Criticizes One Pension Plan

A new study gives thumbs down to one proposal for pension reform.

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St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak Service to be Disrupted

Amtrak service between St. Louis and Chicago will be interrupted starting Friday.

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Police Use Videos to Combat Heroin Use

State law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use.

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IDNR Proposes 60 Day Duck Hunting Season

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing 60-day duck-hunting seasons for 2013 and 2014.

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Authorities Report String of Bar Robberies

A rash of burglaries at local taverns has police looking for suspects.

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Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Springfield Police are investigating two shootings.

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Governor’s Day at the State Fair

Illinois Democrats celebrated as much unity as they could during the county chairmen’s breakfast, the prelude to Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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Mayor’s Appointment to Police Commission Generates Controversy

A little used commission has generated controversy over a potential appointment.

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Topinka Hopes New Commission Will Help Non-Profits Get Paid

Stand in line…that’s what many have to do to get a check from the state for services rendered and the comptroller says non-profit groups are hurting the most.

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Ag. Dept: No Added Butter Cow Security

Organizers of the Illinois State Fair say they’re not changing security procedures after vandals threw paint on a butter cow at the state fair in Iowa.

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Springfield City Council Hears About NE Street Flooding Problems

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It's not going to be easy, and it's not going to be cheap.

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CWLP Not Concerned About Supreme Court EPA Ruling

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The Supreme Court decision striking down the EPA's regulations on toxic air emissions from power plants doesn't effect City Water Light and Power too much.

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Rauner Vetoes Portions of Transportation Budget

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Gov. Bruce Rauner sliced some chunks off the state construction budget before signin

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Dems Propose One Month State Budget

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The state greets the new fiscal year with no budget, but there are alternatives.

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Ill. Route 97 Reopened at Koke Mill, Moore Rd. Following Accident

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Police so far haven't said what caused the crash, nor have they said if there are any injuries.