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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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Doctors Say Men Should Know Blood Pressure/Sugar Levels

On average men live shorter lives than women, in part because men don’t give as much attention to their health.…

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Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

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Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

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Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

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3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

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Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

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Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

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Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

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Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

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A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.