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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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Jefferson Crossing Green-Lighted; Alderman Holds Financial Stake in Anchor Tenant

Springfield aldermen have given developers the green light to build Jefferson Crossing — a multi-acre development that will sit on the northwest corner of Jefferson Street and Veterans Parkway.

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Group Urges Schock to Support Immigration Reform

Two days before Independence Day, a group favoring Senate-passed immigration law demonstrated outside the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Pro: helps addicts. Con: unwieldy at thousands of machines

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Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

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Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

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Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

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Republican GOP Elects New Members

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Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…