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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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U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

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Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

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Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

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18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

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Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

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A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

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Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.