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10 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office says he was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 12000 block of Waverly Road.

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Related Topix: Waverly, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Illinoisreview

Rauner sees Il Gop majority in eight years

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

More Illinois counties could join camera program

Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Coroner: Remains Not Biancoa s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Related Topix: Rochester, IL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Lawyers want expedited pension ruling

Lawyers challenging last year's pension reform law said they will make another attempt to get an expedited ruling in the case in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court's decision in the retiree health insurance case.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Health Insurance, Health

PeoriaTimes-Observer

Rejected gun applicants deserve answers from Illinois State Police

Perhaps Illinois' latest sunshine flap, in which citizens are being denied concealed carry permits and FOID cards without explanation, will enlighten more people about the far-reaching perils of government secrecy.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Springfield, IL, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies say a lockdown at the Lincoln Place Mobile Home park in unincorporated Springfield near Riverton has ended.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Riverton, IL

WYMG-FM Springfield

Edwards: White Femalea s Body Found in Rochester Shed

A human body found in a Rochester storage shed over the weekend has still not been identified, but Sangamon County Cororner Cinda Edwards now confirms it's a white female.

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Related Topix: Rochester, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Herald

Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

WYMG-FM Springfield

Human Remains Found in Rochester

Sangamon County Deputy Coroner Jim Allmon said via news release that a Rochester resident contacted Rochester Police saturday to report the discovery.

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Related Topix: Rochester, IL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Land of Lincoln CEO program seeks local business participation

Land of Lincoln CEO program seeks local business participation Program aims to strengthen community by bringing youth back to their hometown L INCOLN - On Friday morning, an informational meeting was held at Integrity Data in downtown Lincoln.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, IL, Education Etc.

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

A Springfield police traffic supervisor tells the State Journal-Register the department has issued more than 300 citations for using a hand-held electronic device while driving since the ban started Jan. 1. He says drivers caught violating the law often tell officers they didn't know about the ban.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Water Rescue Underway in Sangamon River near I-55

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says a distress call from a group of kayakers came in around 1:20 Thursday afternoon, two to four boats are part of the group.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Palazzolo says Houston Flip-Flopped on Campaign Promise

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston ruffled a few feathers when he decided to seek a second term that includes those of Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo, the only person to so far formally challenge Houston in the 2015 municipal election.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Houston to seek fourth term as capital's mayor

The State Journal-Register reports that the 70-year-old banker promised to serve one term when he came out of political retirement and won again in 2011.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

Lincoln Daily News

Land of Lincoln CEO program seeks local business participation

Land of Lincoln CEO program seeks local business participation Program aims to strengthen community by bringing youth back to their hometown L INCOLN - On Friday morning, an informational meeting was held at Integrity Data in downtown Lincoln.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, IL, Education Etc.

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Christian Defiant in Face of Lawsuit Loss

Christian maintains the fee, which at the time was $500 per tow, was unreasonable and unconstitutional, as the towee can't appear before a judge before it's paid.

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Related Topix: Fairview Heights, IL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Springfield man sues after being denied gun ID card

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield man is suing the Illinois State Police, saying the agency is taking too long to review his appeal of their denial of his Firearm Owner's Identification card even though he received a gubernatorial pardon for previous felony convictions.

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The Capitol Fax Blog

Over 5,000 gay marriage licenses since June 1st

More than 5,000 same-sex couples have taken advantage of the new Illinois freedom to marry law to have their love recognized by the state and to enjoy the same rights and benefits of other married couples and their families, according to a new statewide survey conducted by Equality Illinois.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Gay/Lesbian, Equality, IL, DeKalb, IL, Rock Island County, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Sangamon County Honors Purple Heart Recipients

A resolution was unanimously passed by the county board Tuesday night and the Order of the Military Purple Heart's John Coles says the designation will be instrumental in getting a planned memorial built at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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