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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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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…

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Illinois Gets CDC Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Illinois as one of 16 recipients in a program called "Prescription Drug Overdoses: Prevention for States."

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IDOT Says Budget Impasse Should Not Affect Winter Road Cleanup

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Blankenhorn says the budget battle hasn’t had much of an impact on the agency yet, as the appropriation for ongoing construction projects was signed by the governor.

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Farmers Give Reasons for Optimism at Farm Progress Show

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National Corn Growers Association attributes positive farming outlook to decent crops and more people entering farming.

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County Election Office Open Extended Hours for Special Election Early Voting

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Sangamon County Election Office also open Sunday and Labor Day Monday.

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AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

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Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.