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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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Arrests Made in Connection With June 28th Shooting Death

The Springfield Police have made several arrests in connection to the shooting death that occurred on June 28th in the 900 block of South 23rd.

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Shelia Simon Wants to Clear Names of Convicted Abolitionist

Some 19th Century Illinoisans still have a record as convicted abolitionists.

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Taylorville Prisoners Learn Life Skills Through Home Building

A program the Illinois Department of Corrections runs with Lake Land College is preparing inmates for life outside by teaching them homebuilding skills.

Quinn: July 9 Pension Deadline Stands

A spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn says his July 9 deadline for a legislative committee to come up with a fix for Illinois’ pension crisis stands.

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Egyptian President Ousted in Military Coup

The Egyptian military is announcing it is now in control of Egypt.

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Former Ill. Governor George Ryan Freed

The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and in January he was moved to home confinement.

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Hope Institute Celebrates Early

It is as American as apple pie….Fourth of July celebrations….so the staff and residents of Hope Institute did just that,…

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A Long Overdue Honor

Four days after he graduated from Lincoln High School in Edwardsville in 1944, DeLoyce McMurray joined the Marines, which were…

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Sherman Chamber of Commerce Ready to Meet For First Time

A newly formed chamber of commerce could help boost the growth of business in Sherman.

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Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

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A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

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The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

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Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.

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Seven Now Dead in Legionnaires Outbreak

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Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Quincy.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

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Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.