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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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Saturday Mail from Springfield to Champaign Just The Beginning?

Springfield is moving Saturday postal processing services to Champaign and registry mail to St. Louis. One employee said that the…

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UIS “Leadership Lived” Advertisments Attract New Students

Nearly a year after the University of Illinois Springfield launched its first and only campaign brand, “Leadership Lived” is still going strong.

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Springfield Mayor, Aldermen Spar Over Downtown TIF

A matter of miscommunication? At least one Springfield alderman thinks so and says he is getting frustrated.

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2014 Governor’s Race Has Early Target

The early target in the race for the Republican primary for governor is “the rich guy.”

Quinn Still Pushes Pension Conference Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn wants to keep the pension fire burning by establishing a so-called conference committee if lawmakers don’t pass a plan this Wednesday.

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Flood Impacted Illinoisans Eligible for SNAP

People impacted by spring floods can get help buying groceries.

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Gun Found in Pontiac Correctional Center Walls

Officials say they’ve found a gun inside the walls at Pontiac Correctional Center.

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AG Madigan Wants Even More Time to Review Concealed Carry

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

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.