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Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.


Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

Rauner Announces Chief of Staff

Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.


Difficult to Tell Who’s Being Killed by Police?

The Wall Street Journal found that hundreds of homicides by law enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 weren’t reported to the FBI.


A Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 7

Springfield’s Ward 8 Alderman, Kris Theilen, is heading it up at Babies ‘R Us.

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Springfield BOE’s Scott McFarland on Test Scores; SB16

Test scores district wide are improving.

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Public Hearings for a Clean Energy Transmission Line

Alex Degman talks about a series of public hearings so people can get more information on the Grain Belt Express Clean Line.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama Wants More Support for Police Body Cams

The Wall Street Journal This Morning’s Gordon Deal reports.


DSI’s Ann Frescura on Old Capitol Holiday Walks

The first Holiday Walk is this Wednesday.

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Gas Price Website Predicts Imminent Midwest Spike


This may sound familiar – the Midwest could see a spike in gas prices over the next few weeks due to refinery maintenance.

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Springfield City Council Rejects Property Annexation

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Woodside Township property annexation rejected on a 4-6 vote of the Springfield City Council.

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Republicans Await Democratic Ideas


Durkin: The governor is the reasonable one

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Illinois Economy Continues to Grow Slowly


The monthly measure of the state's economy is where it's been since May 2013 – slow, steady growth.