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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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Illinois Tourism’s New Voice

Veteran broadcaster Bill Kurtis will be featured in ads for Illinois tourism. The Illinois Office of Tourism announced Monday that…

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Harris Wants New Trial

A Logan County man convicted in May of beating to death five members of his ex-wife’s family in their Beason home wants a new trial.

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Rauner Raises $915k in Q2

Venture capitalist and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised more than $915,000 in the quarter ended June 30 for his effort to become Illinois’ next chief executive.

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Springfield Sharefest Looks to Improve More Schools

Two Springfield schools will get an “extreme makeover” thanks to the Springfield Sharefest program.

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State Reports Tourism Spike

Illinois has seen another record year for tourism, with more than 99 million visitors from across the U.S. last year.

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Job Creation, Unemployment and Illinois

Job creation is a big issue for a state that has a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, higher than the national…

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Beardstown Man Charged with Murder

A west-central Illinois man is jailed on charges that he stabbed a carnival worker to death during a fight at…

Quinn vs. Lawmakers on Concealed Carry

Illinois will likely have its final version of a concealed carry law on the books tomorrow. When lawmakers return to…

Illinois Pension Panel Meets Again, Quinn Declines Invite

A bipartisan panel tasked with finding a solution to Illinois’ massive pension problem is set to meet in the afternoon.…

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IDOT Hiring May Get Federal Scrutiny

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A federal judge is being asked to appoint a monitor to keep an eye on political hiring in the Illinois…

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Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

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Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road. Rep. Brian Stewart’s proposal…

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Champaign TB Patient Jailed

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Man with TB jailed after defying court order to stay home

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Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

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Police raid home and seize computers over false Twitter account

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Ag Director Is Optimistic about Fair Repairs

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