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Public Universities Concerned Over Budget Cuts

Public universities concerned over the budget ax.

3-12-15 the Autism Program

Autism Group Wants State Funding Restored

The Autism Program in Illinois could lose millions.


Police Want Help in Solving Weekend Shooting

CrimeStoppers wants your help.


Historic Rehab Helps State

An Illinois Historic Preservation Agency effort to help private developers and others qualify for federal tax credits to rehab historic buildings is meaning big money for the state economy.

medical marijuana

Another Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed

The second lawsuit has been filed claiming Illinois didn’t follow its own rules when issuing medical marijuana cultivation permit.  White…


Man Gets Bigger Prison Sentence for Murder in Retrial

30-years the first time, 60-years the second.

Mental Health

Parents of Mentally Ill Children Want State Help

Parents challenged to find a place for their mentally ill children met Illinois House members on a violence prevention task force.


Report: Most Illinoisans Aged 17-24 Unfit for Duty

Education, criminal records, physical condition

illinois supreme court

Reaction Following Pension Reform Arguments

Optimism and pessimism following pension arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court


Pension Law Heard Before Illinois Supreme Court

Pension reform gets its day in court.

3-11-15 Shooting

Springfield Police Investigate 3rd Shooting This Week

Springfield Police are contending with their third shooting in three days.

3-11-15 Langfelder

Langfelder Wants Changes at CWLP

Springfield Treasurer and Mayoral Candidate Jim Langfelder says he wants reforms at City Water, Light, and Power if elected next month.


Protesters Angry Over Proposed Budget Cuts

There was more than one big event in Springfield today.


“Rolling” Route 66 Festival Planned

A "rolling" festival will come through this part of the state this summer.


Lawmakers Want Clean Restaurant Play Areas

Play areas at restaurants would have to be cleaned up daily under a measure in the Ilinois House.


Communities Want Historic Tax Credit Saved

At least five Illinois mayors are pressuring Illinois lawmakers to keep a tax credit benefiting the renovation of historic structures.


Legislation Regarding Pill Bottles, Heroin

The people who claim to know a lot about illicit drugs say prescription painkillers are a gateway to heroin.

il supreme

The Day for Oral Arguments Is Here

Supremes hear them at 2:30


Forecast: $2B Less for State

COGFA briefs lawmakers

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield Aldermen May Eliminate Early Retirement Option

The move may help the city's budget.

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