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Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Savings Average $801 for State

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs are seeing some gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act.…

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IDNR Working to Prevent Spread of Invasive Snail

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters, anglers and others to help prevent an invasive snail from reaching…

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SHG Wins State Title

Another state championship is heading to the Springfield area. Sacred Heart-Griffin High School is now the proud owner of the…

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New Survey on Rural Schools ‘Gives Them Voice’

The special problems of small and rural schools are now locked up in a three-year study completed through the Association…

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Museums Provide Governor’s Mansion Decorations

Illinois museums are providing holiday decorations for the governor’s mansion in Springfield. Decorations at the mansion feature trees decorated by…

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Lt. Gov: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is encouraging residents to shop at local businesses for holiday gifts this year. The Democrat…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Savings Average $801

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs are seeing some gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act.…

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Danville Could Join Chicken Friendly Cities

Another Illinois town is considering giving its residents the option of raising chickens within its city limits. A few months…

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Cash Registers are Chiming as the Holiday Season Kicks Off

Retailers say the holiday shopping season appears to be getting off to a healthy start. Here, in Springfield, store workers…

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Unions Rip Pension Deal

General Assembly returns to Springfield Tuesday

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Manar, Tumulty Formally Support Hawkins

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A former mayor and county and village official is backing a Springfield woman's bid to take the top job in the Springfield City Clerk's office in next week's election.

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Congressman: Don’t Trust Obama Admin or Iran

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Iran's possible reversal of a promise to ship out its atomic fuel is more proof that the Obama administration and its foreign policy are failures.

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Duckworth Announces Senate Run

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An Illinois Congresswoman is the first to say she wants Mark Kirk's seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Anti-Vehicle Theft Money Cut from Budget

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Groups that help fund the prevention of motor vehicle thefts in Illinios are among those that are sounding the alarm on some of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget cuts.

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Lawmakers Consider Requiring Paid Sick Days

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The choice of going to work sick or staying home and not getting paid would no longer be the choice – under a bill discussed in an Illinois Senate committee.