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1 week ago

City Council Approves Giving Money to Golf Tournament

Lincoln Land Charity Championship Gets $30,000

5-17-16 Springfield City Council

1 week ago

City Council to Consider Lessened CWLP Rebate

75 percent to projects, 25 percent to customers.

5-17-16 College of Nursing

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Illinois College, Nursing College, Announce Partnership

St. John's College of Nursing and Jacksonville's Illinois College have gotten together to try and make it a little easier for students to get nursing degrees.


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Leaders Meet Again

Only the second meeting of 2016 between Gov. Bruce Rauner and all four legislative leaders had House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) practically unable to contain himself.

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House Approves Full-Year MAP Funding

The Illinois House approved a proposal to fully fund tuition grants for low-income students amid Republican objections the bill is a false promise.


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More Security Going to O’Hare

The Transportation Security Administration is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dog teams to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to address long delays at security checkpoints.

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Illinois Man Dies After Drowning in Alabama River

Authorities say an Illinois man has drowned after jumping from a rock into an Alabama river near Little River Canyon in the northeast part of the state.

New Drivers License

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Secretary of State to Issue Paper Drivers Licenses

Illinoisans will receive temporary paper driver's licenses and identification cards as the state works to meet federal security mandates.


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Re-Internment Ceremony Held at Once-Desecrated Cemetery

A re-internment ceremony is being held for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago.

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U of I Faculty Don’t Like Rauner Appointment

Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice to fill the college faculty slot on the Illinois Board of Higher Education has prompted backlash from faculty at the University of Illinois.


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USDA: We’ve Had Enough Rain, Thank You

Corn, soybeans moving along


1 week ago

Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Riverton

No one was home at the time.


1 week ago

Night Court for Illinois Supremes

Also: special session in Lisle

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Chamber: Perceptions of Dist. 186 Among Businesspeople Mostly Unfounded

Perception doesn’t always meet reality, and that’s the case in terms of the Springfield business community’s perceptions of the Springfield Public School System.

5-16-16 Joby Crum

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School Board Hires Crum as SHS B-Ball Coach After All

The Springfield Public School Board Monday night voted 7-0 to hire Joby Crum as Springfield High School head Boys Basketball Coach.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Rauner Vetoes Union Arbitration Bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall.


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Park Board Backs Downtown TIF Extension

Next stop on Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder's tour of local government agencies: the Springfield Park Board.

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Election Board Gives Mautino Time to Clean Up Reports

Round numbers, lack of specifics raise eyebrows


1 week ago

Human Resources Director Out at City

City of Springfield Human Resources Office Director Melina Tomaras-Collins is out of a job with the city.

Illinois State Fair 2015

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State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

The Illinois State Fair has, at long last, announced when tickets will be on sale for the grandstand acts at this year's fair, and it's soon.

National Headlines

3 hours ago in National

‘Flags in’ for Memorial Day weekend


The tradition marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities around the nation.

6 hours ago in National

Trump wins the Republican nomination for president


Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

8 hours ago in National

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines


The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

9 hours ago in National

Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters


Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

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Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies


The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.