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4-30-15 Mike Houston

Houston Touts Accomplishments in Final State of the City Address

Springfield's outgoing Mayor Mike Houston says he's leaving the city better than he found it four years ago.

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Rauner Admin. to Restore $26 Million in Grant Cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts can be thanked.

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Bill Allowing Schools to Share Mental Health Info Advances

Legislation that would allow mental health information of college students to be shared with parents is being considered by the Illinois Senate.

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Sangamon Co. Sergeant Dead After Downtown Car Crash

A sergeant with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department has died after an accident in downtown Springfield early Thursday morning.

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Not Enough Science in Illinois, Says US DOE

ISBE to work something out for upcoming school year

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Give Me Liberty, Says Bradley University

Current president Joanne Glasser leaves in a month

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A Little Good News about the State’s Finances

FY 15 has two months remaining

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Jobe: “No” to Springfield Minimum Wage Increase

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he'll vote "no" because of the impact on one particular facet of local business.

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Replica Lincoln Hearse Almost Complete

A recreation of the hearse used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body during his funeral is in town and all but completely put together for this weekend's funeral recreation.

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Dems Lay Out Budget Passage Problems

There may still be some obstacles in the way of getting a Fiscal Year 2016 budget passed at the Capitol, and eliminate a potential $6 billion hole.

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Hy-Vee Salad Recall Does Not Impact Springfield

A recall of a salad sold by the Hy-Vee grocery store chain does not impact the Hy-Vee store here in Springfield.

FILE - In this June 11, 2007 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters while showing off his book, " The Maverick and the Machine" at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Walker's son Dan Walker Jr. told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home in California. Walker was governor of Illinois from 1973 to 1977. He was 92. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Former IL Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92

The Democrat was governor from 1973 to 1977.

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Impact of Budget Cuts: 3,000 Students

Testimony to senators over MAP grants

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Meat Loaf, the Fray Will Be on the Grandstand

Illinois State Fair is Aug. 13-23

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A Call for Remap Revamp

Proposal: Redistricting commissioners would stay out of elections

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Nursing Homes Are Next in Line to Complain

Cuts are double what were advertised

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Alderman Have Little Discussion on CWLP Funding

There was more discussion about City Water Light and Power's request to rebate money paid in lieu of taxes so that a second technical default on its bonds.

4-28-15 Rauner

Union Questions Rauner About “Turnaround Agenda”

Governor Bruce Rauner is again discussing his co-called Turnaround Agenda.

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DCFS to Investigate More Funding

The head of Illinois' child welfare agency says he's headed to Washington D.C. to investigate more potential federal funding sources.

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