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Durbin: Boehner Doesn’t Get It

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says House Republicans could take a page from the Senate’s playbook when it comes to forging…

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Williamsville: New Library and Museum

As Williamsville moves forward on a new building to house both the library and the box car museum, some are…

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Quinn to Impatient Lawmakers: You Can Wait

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been calling on Governor Pat Quinn to sign the concealed carry bill. …

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Ethanol Producers Push E-15 Tax Credits

Ethanol’s a big deal everywhere corn is a big deal, so the industry is pushing to put more of it in our gas tanks.

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The Rebirth of MacArthur Boulevard?

With a turn of a shovel, city officials broke ground for what they see as a re-birth of MacArthur Boulevard. …

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Not Much Good News for Kids

The latest Kids Count report shows a growing number of Illinois kids living in financially instability. That’s according toLarry Joseph,…

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College for Kids Starts July 8th

Lincoln Land Community College is getting ready to start its College for Kids classes

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State Senator Frerichs Lining Up Campaign Team In Race For Treasurer

Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs is gearing up to make a run at the state treasurer’s office.

Durbin In Favor of Charges Against Snowden

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is supporting the prosecution of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Conference Committee Meets Thursday

A group of ten lawmakers will be meeting next Thursday to come up with a pension fix.

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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.