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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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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

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Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

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The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

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Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

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Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.