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Friday, September 13, 201309/13/2013

Illinois Foreclosure Sales Down in August

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August continued the downward trend for foreclosures in Illinois, as activity fell 6 percent compared to July and 60 percent compared to August 2012.

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Friday, September 13, 201309/13/2013

Houston: Pay Back Police Pensions; Fire Pensions? Not So Fast

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While his budget director says the overpayment of firefighters and police pensions should be returned to the city, Mayor Mike Houston won’t go that far.

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Friday, September 13, 201309/13/2013

Capitol Architect Responds to Criticism

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The four people who supervise the Capitol architect made a statement Friday defending the $50 million dollar rehab that includes more than $300,000 worth of chandeliers and $670,000 worth of copper doors.

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Friday, September 13, 201309/13/2013

District 186 Superintendent Survey Not Limited to Springfield

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The firm hired to search for Springfield’s new school superintendent has an online survey to gauge opinions, but just about anybody can weigh in.

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Friday, September 13, 201309/13/2013

More Info Coming to Illinois Used Car Buyers

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More information is going to be available to used car buyers, in the form of a label indicating emissions and fuel economy.

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Thursday, September 12, 201309/12/2013

McCarty to Police/Fire Retirees: Give Us Our Money Back

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The city’s budget director wants those who received inflated police or fire pension benefits to pay back that money.

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Thursday, September 12, 201309/12/2013

Two IL Supreme Court rulings

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In favor of gun owners’ rights

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Thursday, September 12, 201309/12/2013

Alleged Bar Bandit Arrested

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A Springfield man is facing charges after being arrested early Wednesday at the Northender VFW.

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Thursday, September 12, 201309/12/2013

Salvage Yard Fire Briefly Closes Terminal Ave.; Fire Truck Crashes En Route

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Fire crews have departed Terminal Ave. after quickly extinguishing a salvage yard fire.

2013 Justice Rita B. Garman

Thursday, September 12, 201309/12/2013

Garman Chosen as Ill. Supreme Court Chief Justice

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Justice Rita Garman will be the Illinois Supreme Court’s next chief justice.