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Rauner Endorses LaHood in 18th District Congressional Race

Rauner says LaHood favors "limited government, low taxes, individual liberties (and) personal responsibility.''

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Man Found Dead Behind North Grand Thrift Store Identified

The body of David Chase, 47, of Springfield was discovered Wednesday morning.

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Redfield: Lay Off All State Workers? That’s Illegal.

The idea, put forth in a Chicago Tribune editorial, suggests laying everyone off and hiring them back under a new pension system.

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Langfelder Defends Appointments, “More Hiring to Do”

Langfelder says he so far has hired people whom he believes to be the best for the job.

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Cullerton Updates Pension Overhaul Proposal

He could offer state workers a choice between keeping annual cost-of-living increases in retirement or counting future pay raises when calculating their retirement benefits.

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Illinois State Museum Building Dedicated for Late Sen. Alan Dixon

The building housing the Illinois State Museum in Springfield has officially been named in honor of late former Senator Alan Dixon, who passed away last July.

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Styx, Tesla to Play State Fair Despite Meatloaf’s Cancellation

Meatloaf won't be gracing Springfield with his presence, but the show will go on.

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Durbin: Minimum Wage Should Be $12 by 2020

He says the governor is out of touch

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Former Lincoln College Champion on Trial

Michael Johnson is accused of infecting others with HIV

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AG Madigan: FOIA Cases Pile Up

Hard to keep up, she says

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IL House Examines Civil Lawsuit Process

Widows of killed ISP troopers are not frivolous plaintiffs, Republicans argue

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CWLP to Springfield City Council: Override Houston’s Veto

The Springfield City Council will consider an override of now-former Mayor Mike Houston's last act: vetoing a rebate of monies paid in lieu of taxes by City Water Light and Power.

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United Way Releases Survey Results

The United Way of Central Illinois says it has a clear focus now as it goes forward with its strategic planning process.

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Fallen Firefighters Honored at Capitol

2014 was a year free of on-the-job fatalities for firefighters, the first such year since 2002.

5-7-15 Inauguration

Alderman Concerned About Langfelder’s Appointments

Herman Senor says there's one thing in common about all of new Mayor Jim Langfelder's department appointments.

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Progress Made on Illinois Corn, Soybean Planting

Illinois corn and soybeans advanced in the first week of May.

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Funeral Services Set for SIU-Edwardsville Student

Funeral services for Taylor Clark will be held Tuesday morning at a church in Troy.

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Former Jail Escapee Gets 100 Years for Murder

A Kankakee County jail inmate who escaped last month has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

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IHSA Starts Concussion Prevention Efforts

With a potentially costly lawsuit looming over it, the Illinois High School Association has launched new concussion-prevention projects.

3-26-15 National Guard

Springfield Based National Guard Soldiers to Deploy

A deployment ceremony is scheduled for May 15 at Camp Lincoln.

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