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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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Phelps: Gov Playing Politics with Concealed Carry

The sponsor of legislation to allow the concealed carry of firearms in Illinois says Governor Pat Quinn’s efforts to make…

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Citizens Gather to see New Berlin Veterans Memorial

A beautiful memorial was unveiled in the area over the weekend to honor veterans all over the country. At around…

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Emergency Crews Rescue Heyworth Girl

Emergency crews have rescued a 17-year-old central Illinois girl who apparently tripped and fell into a ravine after watching a…

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Springfield in for “Normal” Summer Temps, Rainfall

For the summer of 2013, Springfield residents can expect to see what one meteorologist considers a normal summer. Currently, the city…

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FEMA Flood Assistance Still Available for Illinoisans

If you or your business was affected by spring flooding, there is still time to apply for federal assistance. The…

Quinn: Amendatory Veto on Concealed Carry Bill is “Common-Sense”

While speaking in Chicago on Friday, Governor Pat Quinn called for what he said were common-sense gun laws. Earlier in…

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DUI Offenders Face BAIID Equipment and Camera

Drunk driving offenders who use an ignition interlock to start their car now must install cameras in their car. It’s…

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Flash Index Slightly Better for Illinois

A monthly measure of Illinois’ economy is the highest it has been in six years. The Flash Index, put out…

Quinn’s Changes to Conceal Carry Bill Said to Be About Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn named the National Rifle Association multiple times during his news conference announcing an amendatory veto of a concealed carry bill approved by the legislature

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Member of Jesse White Tumblers Shot

Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

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Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

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Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.

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Rauner Tells GOP Not to Expect Favors if He is Elected

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he won't offer any patronage jobs to GOP members if he wins.

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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.