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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: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.

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Bill Separating ALPLM from IHPA Passes House

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The measure now moves to the Senate.

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Hastert’s Former School District Doesn’t Know of Misconduct

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District officials say they'll cooperate in any investigation if asked by the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Legislative Leaders: Turnaround Not Off the Table, But Agreement Unlikely by Sunday

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It looks like the governor's Turnaround Agenda is not off the table, but it also doesn't look like there will be solid agreement on that by the Sunday adjournment deadline.

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Investigators Say 10th Street Fire is Suspicious

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A Springfield house being remodeled on North 10th street has been destroyed by a fire investigators say is suspicious.