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State Police Begin Releasing SPD Shredding Investigation Documents

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says his advisers had never seen him so angry.


Houston Defeated: Langfelder, Palazzolo Move On in Springfield Mayoral Race

Springfield City Treasurer Jim Langfelder and Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo will face each other in April's general election.


Senor, Haley Move On in Ward 2 Race

The Ward 2 aldermanic field has been narrowed from six to two.


Downtown High Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Two

One woman is dead and several others are injured following an early morning high-rise fire in downtown Springfield.


Women Making Inroads Into Non-Traditional Agriculture Careers

Women are changing the face of Agriculture.


Doctors: Don’t Leave Out Our Input

Some painkillers are highly addictive


Anti-Violence Group Meets

Preventing the next school shooting is the goal


Great Western Railroad Depot, Heimberger House Added to National Register

A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the National Register of Historic Places.


A New Proposal to Combat Measles in Illinois

Of course it's nobody else's business whether my child is vaccinated.


Committee To Replace Former State Rep. Brauer Selected

It's on a tight timetable, but the committee tasked with replacing State Representative Rich Brauer has been selected.


Dems, GOP Lining Up to Challenge Kirk in 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk thinks any Republican considering challenging him in next year’s primary would be making a mistake.


Proposal Would Have Grads Who Leave Illinois Repay State Aid

A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illinois within five years of graduation.


Clinton Man Dies in Weekend House Fire

Authorities say a 52-year-old Clinton man was killed in a house fire over the weekend.

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Fewer Illinoisans Are in Unions

15.1 percent, down from 15.8 percent


Business Could Be Up in Illinois

Survey says: investment via workforce, equipment, technology could increase


Lawmakers Call to End Golden Parachutes

College president got $763,000 severance deal

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Meeks Is Ready to Lead ISBE

Despite speaking out against same-sex marriage, ex-senator says he'll be fair


Durbin Says U.S. Should Arm Ukraine

Rally in Chicago Sunday


Lawmaker Wants to Make More Fireworks Legal, Tax Sales

Rose says Illinois could see an additional $10 million per year by loosening restrictions on fireworks sales.

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Dental Experts Tell Lawmakers Preventative Care Best For Saving Costs

Experts say peridontal disease linked to other diseases throughout the body.

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