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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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Early Saturday Fire Displaces Five

The fire erupted about 3:45 a.m. at 1824 Hastings Road.

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Illinois Roads Suffering Due to Spending on Bridges

The condition of Illinois roads has deteriorated in recent years.

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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…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

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CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment