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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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Manar, Tumulty Formally Support Hawkins

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A former mayor and county and village official is backing a Springfield woman's bid to take the top job in the Springfield City Clerk's office in next week's election.

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Congressman: Don’t Trust Obama Admin or Iran

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Iran's possible reversal of a promise to ship out its atomic fuel is more proof that the Obama administration and its foreign policy are failures.

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Duckworth Announces Senate Run

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An Illinois Congresswoman is the first to say she wants Mark Kirk's seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Anti-Vehicle Theft Money Cut from Budget

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Groups that help fund the prevention of motor vehicle thefts in Illinios are among those that are sounding the alarm on some of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget cuts.

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Lawmakers Consider Requiring Paid Sick Days

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The choice of going to work sick or staying home and not getting paid would no longer be the choice – under a bill discussed in an Illinois Senate committee.