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Blagojevich Running Out of Time for Appeal

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers are working to meet a deadline to file what could be a 100-page appeal calling for the ex-governor’s corruption convictions to be tossed or for his 14-year sentence to be reduced.

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American Legion of Illinois finds $88 Thousand Through I-Cash

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office’s unclaimed property division has recovered about 88-thousand dollars for the American Legion of…

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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…

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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.

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Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Found in Mason County

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

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Quinn Not Backing Off Pay Cuts for Lawmakers

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

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Moody’s Says Pension Liability Billions Higher Than Reported

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

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Furloughs Begin at 183rd Fighter Wing

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

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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.

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“Police Shredding” Lawsuit Can Continue

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

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Immigration Reform Advocates Rally in Springfield

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Organizers of a Springfield rally Thursday say they will continue their fight

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Rauner Denies Connection to Intimidation by Private Investigators

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Bruce Rauner says he had nothing to do with armed investigators coming up to people who signed nominating petitions for the Libertarian Party.

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Downtown Festivals Could Get a Tune-Up

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DSI: We don't just put on festivals

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Kidzeum Fundraising Efforts “On Track”

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Long-awaited museum could open next year

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Galesburg Teachers End Strike

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Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.