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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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St. Clair Co. May Sue to Get State Money

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St. Clair County may sue the state of Illinois to try to get millions in state funding that's not being distributed because of the budget impasse.

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Illinois Crops Could Use Some Help

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Mother Nature has the last word, says the USDA's crop statistician in Illinois.

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Rauner, Unions Reach Labor Deals

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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.

The Rauner administration says it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units

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Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

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Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

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More Voters Than Citizens

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Illinois #3 in nation; Sangamon County is one of the offenders