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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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Rail Interest Group Seeks to Save Amtrak Dollars

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Durbin Is Upset Human Trafficking Bill Is Stalled

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Springfield City Council Continues Food Truck Debate

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The Springfield City Council will continue discussions on whether or not to place more regulations on food trucks, and will do so with Ward Six Alderman Cory Jobe's amendment reducing how far away a truck must be from a brick-and-mortar restaurant down to 500 feet.

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Springfield Unemployment Continues Decline

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment continues to decline in Springfield and Sangamon County.