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Suspicious Powder at Downtown State Office: Baby Powder

Several agencies are on scene at a downtown state office building after a suspicious powder was found in its mail room.

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Power Restored to 1,000+ CWLP Customers

Springfield’s power utility blames an “underground equipment failure” for a service outage that lasted a little more than an hour Tuesday morning on Springfield’s southeast side.

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Panel Advances Pension Measure; Madigan Decries Current System as “Too Rich”

It’s on to the House and Senate for the pension proposal, which aims to save $160 billion over 30 years and shore up Illinois’ underfunded public pension systems.

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Deadline Extended to Submit Healthcare Forms

A deadline has been extended once more for some Illinois state retirees who need to submit certain health insurance documents.

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Call It P-Day

House, Senate to vote today

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ADM, Other Incentives Paired with Satellite Tax

Sponsor says user fee helps offset giveaways; ADM would have to boost Decatur

Superintendent Search Reaching Final Stages

The superintendent search for District 186 is reaching the final stages. There will be an upcoming forum open to the…

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Quinn Heads to Springfield Urging ‘Yes’ Vote on Pension Deal

Gov. Pat Quinn says a pension-reform deal under consideration in Springfield is the most important fiscal vote most lawmakers will…

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Illinois Business Groups Support Pension Proposal

Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they’re in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.

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Drivers Speeding on Tollway System

Shockingly, drivers are speeding on the Illinois Tollway system. Tollway engineers have determined that 95 percent of the vehicles using…

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Purple Heart Memorial to be Dedicated in August

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A Purple Heart memorial will join the memorials for World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Local Home Sales Up Again

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There's more mostly good news on the local housing front.

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Another Stopgap College Bill Is in the Works

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House could vote next week

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Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

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Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.

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SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

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The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.