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City to Appeal Panhandling Ruling

The City of Springfield is asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision by a court panel deeming the city's downtown panhandling ordinance unconstitutional.

8-19-15 Economic Development Commission

Economic Development Commission Approves More TIF Money Distribution

Springfield's new Economic Development Commission is recommending more projects get money from the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District.


Support Continues for Sherman Sales Tax “Overlay”

The "overlay" is for businesses that locate in a new development area.


Kirk a No-Show at State Fair GOP Day

Kirk was scheduled to appear in Springfield today for Governor's Day events.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Court Won’t Rehear Blagojevich Appeal

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says there will be no rehearing of the appeal of imprisoned former Governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions.

8-18-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Votes to Limit Lake Leased Property Rentals

The Springfield City Council will soon have regulations in place limiting the amount of time those who lease land around Lake Springfield can in turn rent their homes out short-term.

8-18-15 Jared Bartimus

Six-Hour Search Starts in Shelby County, Ends in Christian County

Jared Bartimus of Pana, 33, was found in a field in rural Christian County.

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Welcome to “Judy Baar Topinka Lane” at the State Fair

Wherever Judy is, she has to be laughing.

8-18-15 Davis

Rep. Davis Hears About Convenience Store Concerns

Rep. Rodney Davis hears about convenience store issues, and works behind the counter.


SPD Officers Back on Patrol at District 186 Schools

Springfield Police will be back on the job with the start of school in District 186.

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10-Year-Old Injured While Driving Tractor

A ten year old boy was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries after an accident in rural Illiopolis.

Christian County Sheriffs Dept.

Christian County Deputy on Leave Pending Investigation

A citizen claimed the off-duty deputy was intoxicated and made threats.


State Puts Enterprise Zones on Hold

The state says it cannot certify 49 previously approved enterprise zones.


Illinois Traffic Deaths Up; Still Better Than National Pace

Good weather + low gas prices = more driving + more accidents


Big Support for Lincoln Papers Project

$400,000 from National Endowment for the Humanities


Governor Won’t Cross the Street

Another hearing about state finances

8-17-15 District 186 Board

District 186 Waiting on State Funding for Lawrence Education Center

Springfield's Lawrence Education Center will stay open for now, despite most of the funding operating it coming from the state, and it being unclear when that funding will come in.

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I-55 Crash Injures Four

A two-vehicle crash injuring four people backed traffic up on Interstate 55 near Elkhart late Monday morning.

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Downtown Parking Places Down, But Plenty Remain: Study

Construction and other reasons cause a loss of parking spots.

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