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Wait Continues for Medical Marijuana

Nobody's taken a legal dose yet

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Meet Tony Smith

New ISBE superintendent starts May 1.


Economic Development, Historic Sites, and the ALPLM – Oh, My

Public-private partnership for Illinois DCEO, which would absorb Historic Preservation; presidential library / museum would become its own agency.


Senate Votes to Restore $26m in Human Service Cuts, House Approval Questionable

The State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to restore $26 million in grant money the governor froze.

4-22-15 Bicycle Repair Station

1st Springfield Bicycle Repair Station Installed

Springfield bike trails will soon have seven bicycle repair stations along them.

Photo Courtesy Sangamon County Historical Society

Springfield’s Condell House on Endangered Historic Sites List

This year's list of Illinois' most endangered historic places includes a Lincoln-era home in Springfield.


Area Disposal Drops Idea for PCB Storage at Clinton Landfill

PCB's are chemical compounds once used in products such as paints and fluorescent lights.


Food Bank Needs Help Winning More Wal-Mart Money

The Central Illinois Food Bank says after getting $60,000 from Wal-Mart last year through a competition, they're going to try again.

4-22-15 Springfield City Council

Zoning for West Side Apartments Approved Despite Objections

The Springfield City Council is green-lighting an apartment complex going up on the west side, years after it was first proposed.


Rauner to Citizens Club: Stop “Fair Share” Teachers Fees

Rauner tells the Citizens Club of Springfield "we'll deal with that later."

I Voted Stickers

New Voter Registration Law May Complicate Schock Special Election

The law, taking effect June first, allows voters to register at polling places on Election Day, and then vote.


Legislation Would Ban Some Red Light Cameras

The Illinois House has approved a proposed ban on red light cameras in certain communities.


Art Institute Gets Major Donation

Chicago's Art Institute says it has received what's being called the largest gift of art in its history.

Rauner Task Force

Good Friday Backlash a “Communication” Problem, Says Rauner

100 days in, still touting "Turnaround Agenda"


Found: $26 Million to Undo Budget Cuts

New bill expected on Senate floor today.

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

City Council Discusses CWLP Financial Troubles

The Springfield City Council will discuss the future of City Water Light and Power next week.

3-16-15 Springfield School Board

Dist. 186 Board Adopts Dress Code of Its Own

If the Springfield Public School teachers have to adhere to their dress code, so does the board.


Springfield Fire Chief Fustin to Retire

Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says he will step down June First.


Manar Says Governor Not Responsive to Education Funding Bill, Gov. Disagrees

"The governor's lack of a position, or his indifference, about getting greater equity in the state when it comes to school funding - that's obviously hurting our cause," Manar said.

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IDOT to Talk Roads in Statewide Tour

Illinois transportation officials are going to visit multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's roads.

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