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Park District Head Calls for Evaluation of Police Department Operations

The Executive Director of the Springfield Park District is calling for an analysis of the district's Police Department.

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Lawmakers Question LIHEAP Funding Cuts

The proposed cuts from LIHEAP, a program which helps get natural gas and electricity to poor people in Illinois, were front and center in a committee hearing room Thursday.


Union Leader Accuses Rauner of Playing Politics

A top labor leader in Illinois says the playbook of Gov. Bruce Rauner looks clear in some areas.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Judge Hearing Hastert Case Will Stay On Despite Disclosing Campaign Contribution

The federal judge assigned to the case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will stay.

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Housing Authority Approves Vinegar Hills Project on the Second Try

Construction will likely soon begin on the Springfield Housing Authority's "Villas at Vinegar Hill."

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Hospitals Group Concerned About State Budget

Add the Illinois Hospital Association to the voices of those urging that the budget situation be fixed soon.

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Peoria, New York Mayors Push Technical Education Funding

The Mayors of New York City and Peoria are joining together to announce a partnership related to career and technical education in Peoria, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Miami.


Get to Know the Metro East

A new image-boosting campaign taking root in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs aims to lure wary Missourians across the Mississippi River.


Police Want Help Solving West White Oaks Armed Robbery

Springfield Police still need help solving an armed robbery that happened more than two months ago.


Downtown Springfield Power Outage Affects Hundreds

City Water Light and Power says an outage affected nearly a thousand customers in or near the downtown area.


Should They Call It the IH$A?

Windfall reported for departing leader

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Pekin People Carp about Carp

UI study: good for food and fertilizer. Pekin: forget it

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Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations Are Complicated

Do we need a rocket scientist?

6-10-15 Law Enforcement Torch Run

Torch Run Stops at Capitol

It was a good day for a run Wednesday, if you're looking to be a part of the State Police, or if you're taking part in the Special Olympics.


Sangamon County Praised for Flood Plain Management

Sangamon County residents needing flood insurance should be able to get it cheaper now.


Police Minority Applications Improve

Those looking for more minorities on the Springfield Police force may just get them.


Illinois Comptroller: No Budget, No Payments

State Comptroller Leslie G. Munger says some things will be paid.

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Authorities Search for Missing Tuber, Presumed Dead

Authorities in the Pekin area say they're looking for the body of a man who disappeared while tubing on the Mackinaw River.


Ford to Stop Making Lincoln Sedan in Chicago

Ford says its Chicago assembly plant will stop making the Lincoln MKS full-sized Sedan next year.

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U of I Wants Faculty to Weigh in on Med School Name

The University of Illinois already has a name for its new medical school in Urbana, but now it's wanting its faculty to weigh in.

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