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Quinn Heads to Springfield Urging ‘Yes’ Vote on Pension Deal

Gov. Pat Quinn says a pension-reform deal under consideration in Springfield is the most important fiscal vote most lawmakers will…

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Illinois Business Groups Support Pension Proposal

Business groups including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association say they’re in favor of a pension overhaul that lawmakers are poised to consider this week.

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Drivers Speeding on Tollway System

Shockingly, drivers are speeding on the Illinois Tollway system. Tollway engineers have determined that 95 percent of the vehicles using…

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Giving Tuesday on a Local Level

It’s the giving season. Mayor Mike Houston issued a proclamation on Monday stating this Tuesday would be a day of…

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Springfield Family of Four Displaced by Fire

A family of four is displaced after fire ripped through their Springfield home late Monday morning.

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Durbin: History Will Not Be Kind to Republicans

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) believes it is time for the House to vote on the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

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Your Chance to Be Last Is Here

Filers in final hour can be last on March ballot

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Vote on Pension Deal Is Expected Tuesday

Not everybody agrees there has been enough time to think about it

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7th Person Dies from Illinois Tornadoes

A seventh person has died from injuries from the recent tornadoes in Illinois. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 82-year-old…

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Rand Paul Campaigns in Illinois

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A Republican presidential candidate says he'll take some cues from Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign.

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Rauner’s Workers Comp Reform Fails

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A party-line vote Wednesday afternoon kept a workers' compensation restructuring from going to the Senate floor.

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Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

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"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

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Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

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Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

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Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

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Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.