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Rauner Task Force

Watchdog Group Watches Rauner TV Ads

Many guidelines in play here


Mike Madigan, Star of the Small Screen

House speaker says Rauner television barrage does not faze him.


Child Drowns in Pool at Springfield Home

Authorities say a young child has died after drowning in a pool.

6-16-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Rejects Funding for Student Housing

It took nearly three hours worth of discussion, and perhaps 200 union representatives in the crowd to dissuade them.

6-16-15 Milk

Milkman Cometh to Central Illinois Foodbank

Milk does a body good, and it's also doing the the Central Illinois Foodbank plenty of good.

jim edgar

Edgar to Rauner, Madigan: Play Nice

Former Governor Jim Edgar has an idea for how lawmakers can get past the current budget impasse: start playing nice.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Let the $1 Million Rauner Ad Blitz Begin

$1 million worth of TV ads aren’t likely to make Democratic legislators want to compromise with the governor.


EPA to Test for Pollution at Chicago’s Union Station

The EPA will test diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station after a previous exam found high levels of soot in the station and on board trains.


Barges Loose on Illinois River Recovered

Two barges that got loose on the Illinois River have been recovered.


USDA: It’s Wet, but Most Crops Are Okay

Corn, soybeans mostly good-to-excellent


Chicago-Area Deals with Severe Weather

Storms sweeping across northern Illinois prompted a tornado warning.


Lawmakers Prepare for Another Tuesday One-Day Session

The Illinois Senate is scheduled to discuss college affordability Tuesday.

6-15-15 Springfield School Board

Dist. 186 Looks at Energy Savings

The Springfield Public School District may be looking at energy as the next way it can save money.

money pile

GOP Changing Tune on Campaign Finance?

Republicans did an about-face on a bill requiring quicker disclosure of independent expenditures in political campaigns.


Police Arrest Man in Mississippi for Springfield Death

Springfield police say a woman was found dead inside her home Sunday night, and an arrest has been made.


Langfelder Appoints Karen Davis Economic Development Director

The city of Springfield has a new economic development director.

6-15-15 Edgar LaHood

Former Gov. Edgar Endorses LaHood for Congress

Former Governor Jim Edgar is throwing his support behind State Senator Darin LaHood.

Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth: Consider True Cost of War

U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth wants the U.S. to consider the "true" cost before getting into any new wars.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner, Unions Not Close on Contracts

It appears their unions and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's negotiating team aren't close to agreeing on new ones.


Fatal Fire in Springfield

Helen Halford, 79, is victim.

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