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A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?
A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?

Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission executive director Norm Sims joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about a joint venture between the SSCRPC and the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.

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Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

13 hours ago in Local

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

17 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

17 hours ago in Local

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

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Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

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Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

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A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.

18 hours ago in Local

Donor Pays Closed State Parks’ Power Bills

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake State Park have reopened after a donor paid to turn the electricity back on.