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GOP Rep. Floats New Pension Idea

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that 2013 legislation that cut public-employee pension benefits was unconstitutional.


Illinois Gets Grants for More Flex-Fuel Gas Pumps

The USDA says the money will pay for 430 pumps in Illinois, roughly 5,000 nationwide.

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The Future of Transportation in Illinois

Driverless cars? Car pool incentives?


Election Day Is Here

LaHood, Mellon are on ballot


Another Piece of Patchwork

Lottery prizes are among the expenditures


Lawmakers Override Heroin Veto

Bipartisan support


Andrea Zopp Outlines U.S. Senate Campaign

Zopp is the only declared challenger to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Hoffman Estates).

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Springfield Again Named “Top Tech City”

SmartAsset.com says Springfield is number three on their list of "Top 10 Cities to Work in Tech."


Munger: Budget Backlog to Reach $8.5 Billion by December

No state budget equals an ever-increasing stack of unpaid bills.


Mayor Wants City-Wide Aggressive Panhandling Ordinance

Langfelder says aggressive panhandlers is a focus, since that part wasn't declared illegal, and with that, is just how close a panhandler can get to you.

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U of I Enrollment Near All-Time Records

The flagship campus of the U of I has its second highest enrollment in school history.


Lottery Winners File Suit Against State

Two winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which stopped paying out large prizes because there's no state budget.


Quincy Legionnaires’ Death Toll Now 10

The death toll in Quincy from Legionnaires' Disease now stands at ten people.

7-20-14 Springfield School Board

Zimmers: Parents to Blame for Kids’ Lack of Immunizations

"I don't wish to sound harsh, but it's the responsibility of parents to get this done."

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Madigan Breaks Silence on Labor Override Vote

Even a week later, we're still hearing about Senate Bill 1229.


Peoria City Council Approves $125k Twitter Settlement

The Twitter account depicted the mayor as lewd, and being a fan of drugs and alcohol.


Crop Report: Dry Conditions Follow Wet

Soybeans have a fighting chance; too late for some corn


City Council Talks Need for Inspector General

Springfield's contract with a firm serving as the city's inspector general expired in February, but it still has work to do.

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Home Sales Remain Good

The Capital-Area Association of Realtors says it's still optimistic about home sales in the area, even though there weren't as many of them last month compared to a year ago.

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Open Hearts Foundation 4th Annual Gala - Arrivals

Featuring: Cheap Trick,Robin Zander,Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson,Bun E. Carlos
Where: Malibu, California, United States
When: 10 May 2014
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