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Political Expert Questions Conference Committee

In a rarely used maneuver in Illinois, a panel of 10 lawmakers will form a conference committee to resolve differences…

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CWLP Launches New Website

City Water Light and Power has a brand new layout to its website. Customers can pay their bills online and…

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Allergies or Cold?

Although allergens are present all year round, allergy sufferers find the spring, summer and fall months especially troublesome. Many people…

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Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center to Become Doubletree by Hilton

A major presence downtown will soon change names, but it won’t completely change hands.

Brauer: Special Session A Waste; Governor Plans Second Special Session in July

One local official says his constituents have low expecations from the special session set to convene Wednesday at the capitol.

AG Madigan Granted More Time for Concealed Carry Appeal

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is getting another month to decide whether to appeal the concealed carry ruling.

House GOP’s Plans To Fix Pension Problem

A group of Republican lawmakers is promoting a way of dealing with under-funded public pensions in Illinois.

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Roskam Introduces Bill To Sniff Out Medicare Fraud

An Illinois congressman is taking another stab at reducing Medicare fraud.

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Auburn Could Soon Expand Liquor Purchasing Hours

Liquor purchases might soon be allowed on Sundays in the city of Auburn.

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186 Administrative Residency Requirement Still Looms; Leming Contract Extended

It will be at least a few more weeks before the Springfield Board of Education decides what it wants to do regarding an administrative residency requirement.

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

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CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment