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Ask the Mayor – Part 1
Ask the Mayor – Part 1

Mayor Mike Houston joins Joey the first Wednesday of every month for Ask the Mayor.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

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Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.

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Rauner Defends Higher Staff Pay

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.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top staff members significantly more than those who worked for his predecessor.