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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.

State Rep. Mell Wants Lesbian Replacement

One of the Illinois General Assembly’s few openly gay members says she hopes a fellow lesbian will take her spot in the state House if she’s named to the Chicago City Council.

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Legislature Overrides Quinn’s Concealed Carry Veto

Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline.

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Republican GOP Elects New Members

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Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

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CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.