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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.

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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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls; Quickly Turns to Political Fodder

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Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent.

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Libertarian Gov. Candidate to Stay on November Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

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Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia