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Capital City Sees Nearly A Foot of Snow

Springfield received 11.8 inches this weekend, 24.5 so far for the winter.

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Davis Says Groundtroops May Be Needed to Fight ISIS

Davis also rejects notion that Obama doesn't love America.

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Could Include Tax Increases

Taxes on services and retirement income could be a way to increase revenue according to one exper.

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Springfield Sets New Snowfall Record

A Winter Storm Warning Remains until 6pm and motorists are urged to stay off the roads today.

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Avery Bourne Sworn in, Likely Becomes Youngest Ill. Rep. in History

She is in the middle of her first year of law school at Washington University in St. Louis but is on leave to serve her district.

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Rep. Davis Disagrees with Rauner on Higher Ed, Labor Ideas

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he hopes Rauner takes a different approach.

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Brauer Resigns to Take IDOT Post

A Springfield-area lawmaker has resigned from the General Assembly to take a job in Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.

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Task Force to Prevent School Shootings to Meet Monday

Predicting which person will commit a violent crime tomorrow would be a good ability to have.

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Caterpillar Staying, Expanding in Peoria

Caterpillar has announced it's keeping its headquarters in downtown Peoria and expanding its corporate campus in what it calls a re-commitment.

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Decatur Recycling Program Touts Huge Success

Before the new program began in 2011, residents who wanted to recycle had to group items according to type in bins

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Chicago Dogs Reunited With Owners Following “Carjacking”

Seven dogs have been safely reunited with their owners after two men stole a minivan they were left in outside a pet day care in Chicago.

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Lawmakers Want JRW Title Restored

Resolution: don't punish the kids

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Schock: I Focus on My Work and on Illinois’ Needs

Takes a breather from bad publicity to visit Springfield

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Springfield Man Indicted On Three Counts Of First-Degree Murder

Cameron Ingram is charged in the murder of Demarco Lee, who was shot on his front porch.

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Oral Arguments Scheduled in Pension Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state's landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11.

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Springfield Police Seek Box Cutter Wielding Armed Robber

Police are still looking for help solving an armed robbery at a downtown pet supply store.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Lawmakers, Leaders React to Rauner’s Pension Ideas

The short version: the Illinois Constitution prohibits a diminishment of pension benefits, and there's already one pension restructuring plan which awaits final court action.

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Wrangling Underway to Save Illinois’ FY15 Budget

The carping is under way about the governor’s budget proposal for next year, but this year is still a problem.

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Missouri to Extradite Man Convicted in Six Illinois Killings

A judge has granted a request by Missouri prosecutors to extradite a man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings.

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Caterpillar Under Federal Investigation

Caterpillar says a federal grand jury is investigating the Peoria-based company's financial dealings in the U.S. and abroad.

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