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Gov Candidate Wants a Different Way to Raise Campaign Cash

Democrat Bill Daley says state lawmakers shouldn’t be allowed to accept campaign contributions while they’re meeting in Springfield.  Daley, who…

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Jackson, Jr. Sentencing Delayed

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife will not learn their sentences this week for misusing hundreds of thousands…

It’s Billions with a “B”

Today is the first day of the state’s new fiscal year and Governor Pat Quinn says the state’s pension debt…

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Fireworks: Not Much is Legal

Even though there seems to be a patchwork of laws regarding fireworks, Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says that is…

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Cameras Could be Placed on School Buses

Passing a stopped school bus is against the law, but not everyone agrees a bus-mounted camera to catch the scofflaws…

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Jacksons to be Sentenced on Wednesday

Prosecutors in the case against former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. are asking for permission to take control of his…

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Illinois Comptroller Gearing Up for Reelection

Illinois’ comptroller is ready for a battle to keep her job. Judy Baar Topinka is Illinois’ most successful Republican over…

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Bike Trail Modifications Could Bring in State Money

Illinois’ off-road trails are poorly marked, an advocate says. Steve Buchtel of the group Trails for Illinois says the off-road…

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Summer Food Programs Available for Low-Income Families

Homework and tests aren’t the only things students go without during the summer. For some, food can also be cut.…

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Pekin Hopes Pipeline Will Produce Economic Benefits

Pekin and the surrounding communities are looking for an economic boost from the upcoming Enbridge pipeline project and the 600 workers it will employ.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

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Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

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William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

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Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

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Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.