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Fulgenzi, Langfelder Continue to Address Liquor License Voting Concerns

"It is what it is, and we have to make sure it works."

5-26-15 SMTD

SMTD Votes to Cut Routes, Including State Fair Service

The Springfield Mass Transit District will be doing away with several routes that officials say are unused, in just a month's time.

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Springfield Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $400k

A Springfield woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from her former employer.

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Lawmakers Back Training for Hazardous Railroad Materials

The railroads that operate in Illinois are instructing local police and fire departments on how to handle a hazardous material spill.

3-26-15 National Guard

Chatham Man Named Illinois National Guard Adjutant General

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard Hayes Jr. of Chatham as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

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New CWLP Head Brown: Restructure PILOT

The new man in charge of City Water Light and Power says maybe the PILOT program does need to change.

(Dave Benton.  Photo courtesy Nexstar Broadcasting, WCIA-TV)

WCIA-TV Anchor Dave Benton Passes Away

A local television anchor's long bout with cancer has come to a sad end.

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Average Illinois “Housing Wage”: $18.78/Hour

Areas in central Illinois vary between $12 and $15 per hour.

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Student Concussion Bill Heads to Governor

The House passed the legislation Monday after previously getting Senate backing.

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$36 Billion Budget Moving

Durkin decries "insanity"

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Argonne Has Something Super

Aurora supercomputer to be finished by 2018

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There’s Support to Add the Sales Tax to Services

Study: Effectiveness of sales tax structure has been halved since 1965

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Term Limits, Anybody?

Freshman Republicans: You bet!

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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.

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Murphysboro City Council Allocates $6,000 for Civil War Grave Restoration

Civil War grave markers will be refurbished thanks to $6,000 from the Murphysboro City Council.

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Schakowsky Is No Fan of Rauner’s Style

'Bottom line" mentality at work, she says

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