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Special House Panel Convenes, Scrutinizes Rauner Budget Cuts

A special Illinois House budget panel asked for the governor's definition of "non-essential spending."

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City Water Light and Power Doesn’t Meet Debt Coverage Ratio

City Water Light and Power didn't meet its required debt coverage ratio for the last fiscal year.

3-20-15 Davis and Palazzolo

Palazzolo Tapped for Sangamon Co. Circuit Clerk

Former Springfield Mayoral Candidate Paul Palazzolo could have a new job in county government.

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Local Control of Charter Schools Passes House

The authority to establish a charter school would belong to the local school board, under a bill which passed the…

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New Panel Will Examine Budgeting

Expects governor to defend cuts, describe process

4-20-15 Springfield Public School Board

Springfield School Board Opposed to Anti-Gay Conversion Therapy Measure

The Springfield Public School Board supports the idea of banning what's called "gay conversion therapy" in minors-- but they don't support the idea of telling lawmakers to ban it.

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$2.7 Million Headed to Fight Illinois Veteran Homelessness, $56k to Springfield

$2.7 million in federal grants will go to housing hundreds of homeless veterans in Illinois.

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Police Investigate Two Shootings in Grandview

The Sangamon County Sheriffs Department is helping Grandview Police Investigate two separate shooting incidents within hours of each other Sunday.

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Sherman Mayor: Only Give Residents What They Want

The newly re-elected mayor of Sherman says economic development and growing the town will continue to be his top priority.

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Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in Springfield

A resurgent mortgage industry means a major employer in Springfield is hiring again.

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LaHood So Far Front-Runner to Replace Schock

State Senator Darin LaHood remains the favorite to replace Aaron Schock as the 18th District Congressman.

Budget Cuts

School Funding Reform Optimism Goes Down

Illinois lawmakers say they're not optimistic school forming reform will pass this legislative session.

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Kraft Takes Artificial Ingredients Out of Mac & Cheese

Kraft will color its mac and cheese with items such as paprika instead.

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Study: Good Salaries for U of I Professors

The salaries of faculty members at the University of Illinois are among the highest around.

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Proposal Would Require BAIID for 5 Years, Not 1

The device that locks up a car until the driver blows an alcohol-free breath into it is something of which State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) wants more.

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Board Member Quits over Superintendent Search Process

Tony Smith was the only choice, so Jim Baumann quit

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It’s Money Smart Week

Plenty of personal finance tips are available

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Bankruptcy Is Not an Option

"Local Government Protection Authority" proposed

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Durbin Won’t Back Kirk

Occupational hazard of being incumbent, he says

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