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7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

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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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Identities of 2 killed in weekend motorcycle crash released

The identities of two people from central Illinois who died in a holiday weekend motorcycle crash have been released by authorities.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

ATV Accident: Investigation Continues

Investigators in Springfield are still trying to determine what caused an ATV accident earlier this week that injured two people.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Authorities seek cause of Springfield ATV accident

Investigators in Springfield are still trying to determine what caused an ATV accident earlier this week that injured two people.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Bloomberg

Illinois Pension Reform in Question on Insurance Ruling

Illinois can't cut contributions to government retirees' health-insurance premiums, the state's top court said in a ruling with possible implications for Governor Pat Quinn 's bid to fix a $100 billion pension shortfall.

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Related Topix: Pension, Illinois, Illinois Government, Personal Finance, Health Insurance, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Ruling backs Illinois retirees on health benefits

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance premiums are a protected retirement benefit.

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

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Washington Times

Former US attorney named inspector general

A former U.S. attorney and legal counsel to former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar has been named acting legislative inspector general.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

KFVS12

Pension ruling may have to wait until next year

The State Journal-Register reports Friday that a Sangamon County circuit judge wants to consider all of the issues raised in multiple lawsuits.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Springfield Rail Project Making Some Nervous

The Faith Coalition for the Common Good held an informational meeting for people who may affected by rail consilidation in Springfield.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Sheriffa s Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaks Now Closed

What appeared to be an improper leak of information from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is unfounded, according to Undersheriff Jack Campbell.

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WTAX-AM Springfield

Woman Who Dismembered Husband Sentenced to 78 Years

A Springfield woman who dismembered her husband and left his remains in rural Mechanicsburg has been sentenced to 78 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Mechanicsburg, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jun 23, 2014

JD Supra

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Effect of Improper Venue in Administrative Review Cases

Our reports on the civil arguments during last month's term of the Illinois Supreme Court begin with Slepicka v.

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Related Topix: US News, Illinois, Cook County, IL

WTAX-AM Springfield

Retired Judge Named Rail Relocation Ombudsman

East side residents and businesses being relocated due to the 10th Street Rail Consolidation now have someone who can work with them and explain their rights.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Williamsville Trucking Company Recovering From Fire

The first call came around 2:30 Friday morning. The fire started in an outbuilding where trucks are kept, but quickly spread and became a "defensive operation."

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Related Topix: Logan County, IL

Thu Jun 19, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Grants to Emergency Agencies Announced

Sangamon County is receiving more than $55,000, Morgan's grant award is $22,000 and Menard will recieve more than $17,000.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Historical Society Introduces New Website

The county historical society has unveiled its new website. Site editor Mike Kienzler says in just a few months of existence, more than 500 articles about county history are available on-line.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

Daily Chronicle

White Hall boy, 3, drowns in relative's pool

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Briccen Wahl from White Hall in Greene County died about 7:30 p.m. Monday at a Springfield hospital.

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Related Topix: White Hall, IL, Greene County, IL

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