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Lawmakers Reacting to Possibility of No Pay

State lawmakers aren’t planning on rushing to court to get their paychecks. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said legal action would…


SIU President to Retire, a Move Back to Politics?

The president of Southern Illinois University is ready to call it a career. Glenn Poshard announced Thursday that he’ll retire…

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Topinka Can’t Pay Lawmakers Without Appropriation

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’ll have to withhold paychecks from Illinois lawmakers.


Springfield Man Dies After Police Pursuit

A Springfield man is dead after he tried evading officers to avoid a traffic stop.


Springfield Metro Unemployment Dips Slightly, Decatur Soars

Springfield’s metro area was among the majority of those in the state seeing improved unemployment numbers between now and this time last year.


UPDATE: Man Charged with DUI in Petersburg Traffic Death

A man killed in a fatal car crash near Petersburg Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

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Crimestoppers Seeks Tips on Southeast HS Vandalism

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking tips on vandalism at Southeast High School.

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New Laws Prevent Property Title Fraud

Illinois has two new laws aimed at preventing property title fraud.


U of I Breaks Fundraising Record

The University of Illinois has hauled in a record amount in private donations.

Illinois Unions Call for Investigation

Unions are calling for an investigation into whether business leaders tried to persuade credit agencies to lower Illinois’ bond rating.…

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