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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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Crooked Contractor Sent to Prison

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A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did.

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State Contract with AFSCME Extended 2 Months; Governor Vetoes Anti-Strike Bill

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There's still no state budget, but contract talks continue with the biggest state workers' union.

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Sherman in Good Financial Setting

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There might be one easy way to describe the budget situation...in Sherman.

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Electronics Recycling Available in Springfield — Take 2

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Springfield residents will have another opportunity to get rid of their unwanted electronics by recycling them.

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Rauner Approves Expansion of SNAP Benefits

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Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.