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Gov. Rauner’s Motorcade Involved in Chicago Car Crash

Rauner's motorcade was waiting at a red light to head west on East Randoph street when an accident occured at the intersection in front of them.

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County Board Names Pittman Acting Clerk

Julie Pittman currently serves as Chief Deputy County Clerk

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Manar Offers “Substantial” Changes to School Funding Bill

State Senator Andy Manar says he's altering controversial school funding legislation to increase its chances of passage.

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Durbin Takes Lead on “Corporate Inversion” Legislation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is now in charge of legislation to end “corporate inversions.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford 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.

Frerichs Won’t Release Rutherford Investigation Files

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is refusing to release an investigative report into sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Mutilation, Concealment of Human Body

A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to mutilating a human body and concealing a homicide

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Illinois Delegation Reacts to SOTU

Durbin to GOP: Ignore at your own peril

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Springfield PD Requests Budget Hike for Body Cams

The Springfield Police Department's budget request for the next fiscal year includes money for body cameras.

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Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to $400k Embezzlement

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from her former employer, Don Moss and Associates, a consulting and lobbying firm.

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Benedictine Enrollment Falls

Enrollment at Benedictine University in Springfield has dropped 32 percent this spring compared to last year.

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner , center, and his wife Diana attend an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Rauner will be inaugurated as the 42nd governor of Illinois later in the morning.

Diana Rauner to Focus on Children’s Initiatives, Executive Mansion

Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. But his high-profile wife is not far behind.

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Apocalypse Now?

Big deficits continue, says IGPA

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Income Tax Season Starts Today

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Springfield Marks MLK Day

Some say race relations in Springfield may be improving

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Springfield Police Investigate First Shooting Death of 2015

Springfield police are investigating what could be the city's first homicide of 2015.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Signs Exec. Order Targeting Veteran and Minority Employment

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed an executive order requiring state agencies and contractors to report how many minorities and veterans are in training and apprentice programs.

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Staab Funeral Home Prepping Lincoln Hearse

The owner of a Springfield funeral home is in charge of getting the hearse for this year’s re-creation of President Lincoln’s funeral.

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Expect Slower State Tax Refunds This Year

Illinois residents shouldn't expect speedy state income tax refunds this year.

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Chamber of Commerce Looks Forward to Rauner Administration

Some hopes that state jobs could return to the city

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’

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The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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‘Buzz Books’ give readers free look at upcoming e-books

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A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.