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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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Friday Hearing in Schock Case Cancelled

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A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on former Congressman Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation.

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Judge: Salaita Can Amend Lawsuit Against U of I

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Steven Salaita can amend his lawsuit to include the previously dismissed claim that administrators deleted emails pertinent to the case.

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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

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A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

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Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

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4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.