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Now Law, When Can You Carry?

Even though it is on the books, the state is not yet ready to handle the influx of applicants for…

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Guv Candidates Try to Define Themselves

Under the leadership of Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois lawmakers ignored his wishes on concealed carry and his deadline to craft…

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Pig Disease

A virus that is killing piglets is now being reported in 15 states, including Illinois. It was discovered in April…

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City Could Head Back to Court Over OMA Violations

A Springfield attorney is all but certain the city will end up back in court for conducting illegally closed meetings.

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Redfield: Quinn’s Pay Cut Could Face Legal Challenges

A political science expert questions if the governor’s withholding of lawmakers’ pay is legal.

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Decatur Union Leader Removed

The Teamsters Union has removed the president of its local in Decatur after accusing him of giving himself a pay…

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Milhiser Drops Charges in 2011 Concealed Carry Case

A man charged only with carrying a concealed weapon has had his charges dropped because of new concealed carry legislation…

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Tourism Numbers Up in Sangamon County

Just like the state of Illinois, Sangamon County tourism is up too. The county ranks seventh among all 102 counties,…

Reaction Swift, Mostly Negative to Governor’s Suspension of Pay

Reaction has been pouring in after the governor announced he’s suspending legislative pay in light of lawmakers’ inability to come to a solution on the state’s pension crisis.

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Pushing Same Sex Marriage Along

Plaintiffs in Illinois’ same-sex marriage lawsuits are seeking to hasten the case to a conclusion. The ACLU and the group…

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Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

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Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

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More Voters Than Citizens

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Illinois #3 in nation; Sangamon County is one of the offenders

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Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

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A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

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UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

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A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

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Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

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State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.