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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…

Quinn Signs Education Bills But Uses Time To Talk About Pension

Illinois education funding – from pre-school through college graduation – is in place, thanks to three bills Gov. Pat Quinn signed this (Thursday) afternoon.

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“Julie’s” Law Goes Into Effect Monday

If she were alive today, Julie Gorczynski of Frankfort may have completed two years of college. Instead, her name is on a new law punishing speeders such as the one who caused the crash that killed her a week after her high school graduation in 2011.

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Kirk Dillard Believes Pensions Should Have Been Fixed Years Ago

A ten person committee has begun the process of coming up with a solution for ailing Illinois pension systems.

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Davis Respects but Disagrees with Supreme Court Decision

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis says he respects the decision of the Supreme Court of gay marriage benefits but he doesn’t…

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Marriage Equality Rally in Springfield

Citizens in support of marriage equality rallied Paul Findley Federal Building following the news of the Supreme Court striking down…

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A Springfield Man Is In Custody For What Could Have Become an Armed Robbery

Springfield Police have a man is in custody for what they believe was an attempted armed robbery early Tuesday morning.

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Sangamon County State’s Attorney Will Prosecute Against Conceal Carry Under Certain Circumstances

The Sangamon County States Attorney says he will prosecute anyone for carrying a concealed weapon, if the gun was used in crime

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.