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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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.