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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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One In Seven Illinois Roads In Bad Shape

An audit shows about one in seven roads across Illinois is in need of repair.

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Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

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Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

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GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

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A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.

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Rauner Unveils Ethics Reform Plan

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Plan for ethics reform contains some new and not-so-new proposals

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Rauner Dodges Question about Football and Domestic Violence

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.

Criminal allegations against pro football players are finding their way into the Illinois governor's race

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Former Glenwood HS Student Arrested for Twitter Threat

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A non-specific Twitter threat sent Chatham Police and Glenwood High School staff into action Wednesday.