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New Roof Most Pressing Need for Illinois Governors Mansion

Illinois Executive Mansion Association says it plans to release construction specifications to contractors interested in repairing the roof.

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Ameren CIPS Cautions It’s Employees to Beware of the Dog

Recent rash of bitings has led Ameren to warn it's workers Fido may not always be friendly.

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Durbin Says He Won’t Support Fast Track Bill

Durbin wants the bill to contain aid to U.S. workers.

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Mother Jones Monument in Mt. Olive Rededicated Today

Monument dedicated to labor activist after being refurbished.

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Sentencing Postponed in State Worker Theft, Bribery Scheme

Judge postponed sentencing until Tuesday to consider numeral character witness testimonies.

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Durbin: Stricter Gun Laws Would Have Prevented Charleston Shooting

Durbin hopes in the wake of the shooting of nine people in a church in South Carolina, Congress starts taking gun control seriously.


9 People Sickened with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Seven children were among nine people taken from a Springfield home.


Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Home #100

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is hitting a major milestone that's 26 years in the making.

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City Concerns About Aldermen with Liquor Licenses Solved?

The Springfield City Council may have found a solution to Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi's inability to participate in council discussions related to liquor licenses.

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Decatur Farm Progress Show Site Expands

The Illinois site that's the home every other year to the annual Farm Progress Show is undergoing an expansion.

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Springfield Park District Board Approves Budget

The Springfield Park District has a $19 million budget in place for the 2016 fiscal year.


More Illinois Sites Are Celebrated

Chicago, Pekin, Louisville are noted


Illinois Jobless Rate Is Six Percent

Half percentage point more than national average

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Springfield Park District to Conduct Police Department Evaluation

The Springfield Park District will have some backup looking into the future of its police force.


Rain Doesn’t Damper Blackhawks Parade

For the third time since 2010, Chicago gets to celebrate with the Stanley Cup.


Willis Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Wal-Mart Parking Lot Accident

A grand jury filed new counts against Antione Willis.

6-15-15 Springfield City Council Union

McMenamin: Perhaps Labor “Shot Itself in the Foot” Over Bluffstone Project

McMenamin said Bluffstone wanted room to negotiate before committing to any labor, let alone local union labor.


Dozens from Illinois Charged in Federal Healthcare Fraud Sweep

The 13 Illinois defendants include a Chicago dermatologist accused of fraudulent billing and seven employees of home health care companies


Thieves Steal Central Air Units in Broad Daylight

Police are trying to figure out who stole several central air conditioning units from an apartment complex in broad daylight.


Springfield Man Dies in Lawn Mowing Accident

An autopsy Thursday morning confirmed he died due to injuries sustained in the accident.

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