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Scandals Brewing in Springfield’s Ward 2?

Some Springfield aldermen say they’re tired of one of their colleagues perpetually holding liquor license requests in committee.

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Second Pease’s Robber Found Guilty

One of three men who robbed a Pease’s Candy Shop last summer has been found guilty.

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Illinois State Fair Kicks Off Next Friday

Springfield’s north end is about to welcome close to a million people. State Fair time is coming.

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Night and Day Difference Between 2012 and 2013 Lake Springfield Levels

At a quarter foot below full pool, Lake Springfield is above its average level for this time of year.

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Spree Killer Wants Divorce

Convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley has filed for divorce in a handwritten petition. Sheley is accused in the deaths of eight…

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Simon Announces Run For Comptroller

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for comptroller.

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Aldermen Want Changes In New Contract With Ameren

It’s time for the city of Springfield to renew its long term contract with Ameren to allow it to maintain gas infrastructure in the city.

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New Technology Makes Property Information More Accessible

Sangamon County as added more technology that will keep you from having to make a trip to the county building

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Man Robbed By Group with Plastic Guns

A Springfield man was robbed of five dollars in change after he had toy guns pulled on him.

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Officials Seek to Curb Juvenile Center Violence

What can Illinois do to reduce sexual abuse in juvenile detention facilities? Illinois is in the top four of states…

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“Exclusion List” for Video Gambling Is Easier Said than Done

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Pro: helps addicts. Con: unwieldy at thousands of machines

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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…