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Cullerton Says He’ll Call Madigan’s Pension Bill

Senate President John Cullerton says he will call House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension proposal for a vote, but it’s unclear how it will fare. It received just 16 votes before the legislative session wrapped up last month.

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Schock: Lower Top Tax Rates; Simplify Filing

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) says everyone wants compliance with the income tax code to be simpler. He says a…

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Dead Decatur Woman Identified

The woman found dead at a Decatur construction site has been identified as Karen Kay Gilbert-Gibbs, who was in the area seeking medical treatment.

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Pick-Pocketing Crime Ring Continues To Hit Springfield

Springfield police are asking people to be on guard as a professional pick-pocket ring repeatedly hits the city.

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State Funding Improvements in Springfield

Two major construction projects in Springfield will be funded by the state’s Illinois Jobs Now program.

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Survey: Most Illinoisans Support Path to Citizenship

A Republican group is touting a survey that purports to show strong support for immigration reform.The survey from the group…

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Tallula Woman Injured in 9th Street Crash

A Tallula woman was taken to the hospital after a head-on crash near 9th and Capitol. Police say Angela Beard,…

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House Republicans Unveil College Savings Plan

A group of Illinois House Republicans unveiled a package of legislation designed to make college more affordable, and to keep college students enrolled in Illinois schools.

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Woman in Springfield Motorcycle Crash Dies

A woman involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend has died.

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Downtown TIF Balance Low

The Springfield City Council continues to approve TIF projects even though the Downtown TIF District is running out of money. …

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Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Makes Recommendations

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An Illinois advisory board is once again recommending that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration add new health conditions to a list of what can be treated legally with medical marijuana.

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Carl Sandburg Statue Dedicated in Poet’s Hometown

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A bronze statue of poet Carl Sandburg has been dedicated to his hometown of Galesburg.

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Wrestling Hall of Fame Removes Hastert Awards

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The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

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Construction Worker Dies After Gas Explosion

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A construction worker from southwest Illinois has died several weeks after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion while on the job.

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Race-Related Protests on SIU Carbondale Campus

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Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.