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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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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

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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.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.

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Two Men Arrested, Charged in Springfield Armed Robbery

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Two men accused of an armed robbery in the Springfield PetSmart parking lot have been arrested.