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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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Lawmaker: Bring in the National Guard

Some lawmakers are calling for the Illinois Natinal Guard to work alongside Chicago police.  State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) says…

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Aldermen Question Legality of Insurance Administrator Selection

It could be “deja vu all over again” for the city of Springfield as some aldermen question the legality of recent health insurance negotiations.

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Sangamon Co. Board Approves FOP Contracts

Sangamon County and the union representing county deputies, corrections and court security officers have come to terms after a year without a contract.

Quinn: Tuesday a “Bad Day” for Public Safety

“Today was a bad day for public safety in Illinois,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in summing up Tuesday at the Capitol.

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Undersheriff Campbell Applauds Concealed Carry Override

Sagnamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell is among those who are pleased Illinois residents will soon have the right to carry a concealed firearm.

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Shimkus Recovering from Heart Procedures

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus’ office says doctors performed two medical procedures on his heart after he noticed his heart was…

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Schnucks Wants Credit Card Lawsuits Dismissed

Schnucks is shrugging off the lawsuits filed after nearly 2.5 million credit cards were breached in their stores.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

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Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

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William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

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Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

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Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.