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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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Phillips 66: 25K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leaks into Waterway

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Leak discovered Friday morning near Wood River Refinery.

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Department of Transportation to Implement New Rules for Tanker Cars

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Trains will be required to move through urban areas at a slower pace when carrying flammable liquids.

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Independent Record Stores Celebrate Record Store Day Today

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Several labels will have special releases to celebrate today.

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Funeral for Cardinal George Set for Thursday

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Cardinal George died Friday at the age of 78.

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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

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Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.