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US Sen. Kirk’s Bill Targets Wasteful Programs

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has introduced legislation he says will help eliminate wasteful federal programs. The Illinois Republican, who describes…

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Help is Coming for Diabetes Reaserch in Illinois

A pair of new Illinois laws will fund diabetes research and track economic costs of the disease. Gov. Pat Quinn…

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Group: Few Sex Offenders Resources at Big Muddy

An advocacy group says there aren’t enough clinical staff members at a southern Illinois prison that houses sex offenders. The…

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Springfield Homebuilders Against Potential Regulations

The Springfield Area Home Builders Association is strongly against proposed regulations it says will decimate the state’s construction industry.

Cross Not Running for AG, Wants to Retain Leadership Post

The decision by the Democratic attorney general to seek re-election is now having a ripple effect in the Republican Party.

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Illinois Jobless Rate Ticks Up

Illinois’ unemployment rate is up one-tenth of 1 percent in the monthly report just released.

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15 Arrested on Drug Charges

Fifteen people in central Illinois have been arrested after a task force served several search warrants this week. Those arrested range in…

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Two Dead in South Jacksonville Motorcycle Crash

Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash in South Jacksonville.

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Auburn Accident Leaves Child Dead

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has released the identity of the child killed in a car wreck just east of…

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Search Moving Forward for Park Board Executive Director

The Springfield Park Board is a couple weeks away from having a job description to use to find it next Executive Director.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

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The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.

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Helpful Hints to Keep Summer Safe and Fun

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Food and water safety, and sun protection among the concerns listed.

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Illinois State Police Add July 4th Patrols, Road Side Checks

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Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend.

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Cab Driver Charged with Endangerment After Mt. Vernon Teen Leaves Camp

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A 13-year-old girl went missing after being dropped at an overnight church summer camp.

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New Attorneys for Man Accused of Killing Quincy 7th Grader

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The Adams County public defender's office cited a conflict of interest.