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New Law Sets Standards for Sex Offender Evaluators

New standards for who can be a sex offender evaluator will take effect July 1.

Axelrod Believes Voters Don’t Want Two Madigans in Power

The political strategist behind President Barack Obama’s rise to power says Lisa Madigan will have a problem if she runs for governor .

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Madigan Believes Governor Will Make Changes to Conceal Carry Bill

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she expects Governor Pat Quinn will use his amendatory veto power to make changes in the concealed carry bill on his desk.

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League of Illinois Bicyclists Offering A Rule Quiz Online

You can put your knowledge of the rules of the road regarding bicycles to the test. The League of Illinois…

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Illinois Supreme Court Privacy Amendment Goes Into Effect July 1.

In order to protect against identity theft and the disclosure of sensitive information through electronic filing.

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UIS Survey: Some Good, Some Bad

Researchers at U-I-S’ Survey and Research Center hope their inaugural Sangamon County Citizens’ Survey becomes a periodic project.  Doctor Ashley…

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A Man Shot And Killed Early Friday Morning

A man is dead after being shot around 2:00 o’clock early this morning in Springfield.

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Pension Conference Committee Looking For New Ideas

The conference committee that’s supposed to break the stalemate on public pension reform is looking for new ideas, but not finding any.

Conference Committee to Meet Again Next Week

The state lawmakers who are supposed to be overcoming a stalemate on public pension reform are spending a lot of…

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Blackhawks Fans Looking for Fun License Plates?

Chicago Blackhawks fans are over the moon with the latest Stanley Cup win. Some are showing their pride for the…

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Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

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AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

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House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

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Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

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The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.

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Lawmakers Discuss Gun Ownership and Mental Health

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Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.