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Scandals’ Owner: Houston Withholding Liquor License

A Springfield business owner is accusing Mayor Mike Houston of withholding a liquor license for not meeting certain demands.


Farmersville Opera House Receives $1,000 Grant

A Farmersville landmark will get help from a state grant to make much needed repairs.


U.S. Sen. Kirk to Make First Springfield Appearance Since Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is making his first trip to central Illinois since his January 2012 stroke.


Crop Forecast Near Average, Much Better Than 2012

Illinois farmers are recovering from last year’s drought.

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Jobe: Use TIF Funds for Downtown Surplus Property Purchase

One Springfield alderman is looking to expedite the purchase of underused downtown property.


Group Home Destroyed by Fire

A fire Sunday afternoon destroyed a group home for the United Cerebal Palsy organization.  The house, located on Sangamon Avenue…

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Vets Honored at Fair

The Sunday of the first weekend of the Illinois State Fair customarily inculdes a veterans’ program and some bill signings.…

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Repeat Winners at State Fair Calling Contests

Repeat winners took home the prize money at the Illinois State Fair’s calling contests.


Daily Clydesdale Parade Time Changed

One of the biggets attractions at this year’s Illinois State fair has been the Budweiser Clydesdales.


Reagan Books Donated to Eureka College

One thing we can say about Charles Wick: he accumulated a lot of books. The former Reagan administration official died…

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Ball-Chatham Teachers, School Board Approve New Contract


A total of six percent-plus pay raises over three years.

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Butler Supports Rauner’s Refugee Move

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State Representative Tim Butler stands behind Governor Bruce Rauner in temporarily halting the admission of refugees from Syria into Illinois.

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Pension Benefits Cut for New Firefighter Hires

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Firefighters hired from here on out for the Springfield Fire Department will not receive a perk that current firefighters get.

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Appeals Court Upholds Beason Murder Conviction


The Fourth District Appellate Court has upheld the convictions of a man for fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in their central Illinois home.

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Judge Will Not Reinstate Bloomington Murder Charges


A McLean County judge has turned down a prosecution request to reinstate murder charges against a Bloomington woman in the death of her young son.