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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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Look Out for West Nile

Illinois public health officials say they’ve found the season’s first West Nile-positive bird in southwestern Illinois. The results from a…

Quinn Suspends Lawmakers’ Pay

Gov. Pat Quinn is using his veto power to try and suspend state lawmakers’ pay because of their inaction on Illinois’ pension crisis.

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State Senator: Conceal Carry a Victory

Not so quick on the draw just yet…State Senator Sam McCann says it could be awhile before the state will…

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State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

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Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

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Jurors Drain County Resources

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Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

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Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County

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Election Board Concerned about Automatic Plan

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Driver's license component costly, they say

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Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.