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Simon Urges Action to Make College Affordable

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging educators to do everything they can to remove obstacles such as higher loan rates…


Taking Vitamins Likely Not Necessary, Potentially Harmful

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for our daily health, but too much of certain ones could be harmful.


Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Found in Mason County

West Nile Virus is making its way to East Central Illinois.

Governor Pat Quinn

Quinn Not Backing Off Pay Cuts for Lawmakers

Some are wondering whether Quinn’s move to suspend lawmakers’ pay is legal.


Moody’s Says Pension Liability Billions Higher Than Reported

Illinois’ pension problem could be much worse off than it’s being reported.


Furloughs Begin at 183rd Fighter Wing

Friday marked the start of mandatory furlough days for civilian employees at Springfield’s 183rd Fighter Wing.


Mackey to Leave Habitat for Humanity Post

Sarah Mackey, Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, will be leaving her post for a loftier position.


“Police Shredding” Lawsuit Can Continue

Springfield’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over destroyed police files has been denied, and it will continue.

Lawmakers, Citing Other Income, Balk at “Suspension”

Lawmakers under pressure to solve Illinois’ pension crisis say their progress is tied less to their pay than the process of calculating savings for the state’s coffers.


Rutherford: Quinn Winning “P.R. War”

One of the Republicans running for governor of Illinois in 2014 is giving incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, some credit for his decision this week to veto lawmakers’ pay as retribution for inaction on pensions.

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Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Teen

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Jason Van Dyke allegedly shot Laquan McDonald, 17.

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Winter wheat 95 percent emerged

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Durbin Challenges Rauner on Refugees

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Rauner has spoken with federal Homeland Security officials

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New Roof at Executive Mansion

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Private funds raised for roof repairs.

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Lines of Candidates for Day 1 of Filing

11-23-15 Filing Day

Monday is the first day to file petitions for statewide and federal political candidates in Illinois. More than three-hundred people…