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Ethics Panel to Investigate Speaker Madigan

House Speaker Michael Madigan’s request to be investigated by the Legislative Ethics Commission is being granted.

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Updated Guide to Rural State Services Available

Illinois state officials are releasing an updated guide to state services that targets residents in rural areas.

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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…

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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.

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Springfield Man Dies After Police Pursuit

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

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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.

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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.

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

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An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

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Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.