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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.

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.

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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.

State Asks Judge to Dismiss Concealed Carry Lawsuit

The state of Illinois is asking a federal court to reject a push by gun-rights advocates to let the state’s residents start publicly toting weapons as soon as next week.

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Decatur Correctional Center Briefly Evacuated

An investigation is underway after a suspicious, powdery substance was found at the Decatur Correctional Center.

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Jacksonville Lottery Winner Still a Mystery

Lottery officials are still holding on to an unclaimed prize from Jacksonville.

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SMTD Runs Busses to Knights Action Park

The Springfield Mass Transit District is extending one of its lines for the summer.

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Home Sales Up in First Half of Year, Down in June

Foreclosures appear to be holding down home prices in the Springfield area, according to the Capital Area Association of Realtors.

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“Granite Guy” Accused of False Income Tax Returns

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Springfield businessman with filing false income tax returns.

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Ill. Supreme Court Ends Challenges to Abortion Law

A lengthy legal battle over an abortion notification law appears to be ending, clearing the way for Illinois to begin enforcing a 1995 measure requiring doctors to notify a girl’s parents before she undergoes the procedure.

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

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Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.