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Rochester Approves CWLP Agreement, Monthly Increase

Citizens in the village of Rochester will see a hike in their water bills very soon. The village board approved…

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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.

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Farmersville Opera House Receives $1,000 Grant

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Daily Clydesdale Parade Time Changed

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

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Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

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Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

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Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

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Republican GOP Elects New Members

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Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.