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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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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…

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Rauner Task Force

Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

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GAS PUMP

Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.

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Kearbey, Foster to Leave WICS

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Two more WICS personalities are set to leave the station.