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Student Loan Relief? Rates Could Roll-Back

US Senator Dick Durbin says he is hopeful Congress can reverse the recent jump in interest rates on student loans. …

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Illinois Agency Ready for Surge in Calls on Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging says it can handle an expected increase in hotline calls about alleged abuse of disabled…

Durbin Wants More Police Departments to Trace Guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants Illinois police departments to use a federal firearms tracing system that can tell investigators the…

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Legacy Pointe Outlet Mall Project Moving Forward

Plans are moving forward on the future Outlets at Springfield development. Construction on the 80 plus retail stores will begin…

MacFarland – Minority Should Be Amongst Finalist For Superintendent

District 186 and the search firm they hired to select the next superintendent is ramping up their efforts to to…

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Daley: Quinn Should Hold 24/7 Pension Talks

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to bring the state’s legislative leaders together for around-the-clock talks to resolve the state’s $97 billion pension shortfall.

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Stanley Cup Returns to Springfield

The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield — the public will have a chance to view it, but it will be tight.

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Rt. 104 Rail Crossing Near Kincaid to Reopen

A long dormant railroad crossing on state route 104 near Kincaid will soon reopen.

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Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding Medicaid to cover low-income Illinois adults who don’t have children at home.

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Let’s Talk DIRT — Sangamon Co. Squad Wants Community Involvement

It’s notched some wins and now the re-formed DIRT Team wants to brag a little.

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Clean Jobs Coalition’s Idea to Comply with Federal Mandates: Pass Our Bill

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How will Illinois comply with the president’s Clean Power Plan? One group has the answer – pass our bill.

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Florida Healthcare Technology Firm to Hire 300 in Decatur

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Convey Health Solutions announced that it will open an office in Decatur and need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

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Outbreak of Mumps Affecting Mostly U of I C-U Campus Students

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Sixty people in the Champaign-Urbana have been reported since April as having the mumps -- most of which are from University of Illinois students.

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Weekend Springfield Fires Displace At Least 15

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Two fires displaced at least 15 Springfield residents over the weekend.

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Teens Arrested for Shooting

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A Springfield teenager is behind bars for what police suspect was a drive-by shooting Sunday night.