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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.

Quinn Needs to Sign off on Budget for Employees to get Paid

Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to sign a bill that would put key pieces of the state budget in place.…

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An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.