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Man Who Fled After Christian Co. Police Chase Arrested

The Christian County Sheriff says a man wanted since leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night is now in custody.

8-5-15 COGFA

COFGA Votes to Keep State Museum Open

The state's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability says it doesn't like the idea to close the Illinois State Museum and its satellite locations.

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Lawmakers Nix Pay Raise

The state Senate has voted to forgo annual pay raises, but as expected, there was some dissent.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Wants to Lay Off 171 State Employees

Rauner blames the state budget. State museum employees among the cuts.

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State Budget Support for the “18%”

That 18 percent is the part of the budget not agreed upon according to a group of non-profit organizations that are funded by it.

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Springfield Man Shot in Face, in Stable Condition

A Springfield man is in critical condition after being shot in the face Tuesday on Springfield's east side.

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Millions in Renovations Underway at Camp Butler Cemetery

Two major projects are underway at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where about 25,000 military veterans are buried.

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Blagojevich Attorney: It’s a Longshot, But We Have to Try

Len Goodman, believes Blagojevich was wrongly imprisoned – and this is step one to further challenge that.

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Governor Issues Layoff Notices, Legislature Responds

The bill is crafted like the law that funds the state fair – it says the state museum system shall be funded, which makes it essential spending.

8-4-15 National Night Out

National Night Out: One Organizer’s Story

The "National Night Out" is a chance for you to meet your neighbors and become friends, in a effort to not only look out for each other, but also to foster friendships.

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Christian County Authorities Look for Man Wanted in High-Speed Chase

Authorities in Christian County are looking for a man they say led police on a high speed chase before fleeing a car on foot.

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Schock Spending Continues to be Scrutinized

A new financial report from former Congressman Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Congress.

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Duckworth Lawsuit Enters Senate Race

An ethics lawsuit may factor into next year's U.S. Senate race.

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Blagojevich Wants Full Court Appeal

Blagojevich is hoping the full court will overturn more counts.

7-6-15 Shooting

Shooting Death Victim’s Brother Charged with Murder

The Sangamon County State's Attorney has charged the older brother of a Springfield teenager shot and killed last week with murder.

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Rauner Signs Concussion Legislation

New concussion standards for students have been signed into law by the governor.

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Illinois Corn Crop Deteriorates, Some Areas Could Use Rain

Most of the state’s been getting a break from heavy rain over the past few weeks, but that could be a problem pretty soon.

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Illinois’ Economy Still Steadily Growing

Illinois’ economy is still steadily growing.

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Ill. Senate Taking Up Plan to Spend $5B in Federal Money

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure today.

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