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Concealed Carry Bill Faces Criticism From Journalists

A portion of the concealed carry bill that’s in the governor’s hands is coming under criticism. The seven-person panel that…

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Illinois Economy Showing Signs Of Improvement

The Illinois economy continues to improve. This is according to the University of Illinois Flash Index, which comes in this month at 105.9, up from 105.8 a month ago.

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Gun Bill Sent to Governor For Review

The concealed carry bill has been sent to the governor on Wednesday.

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Petersburg Comm. Fire Protection District Paying 3x Fair Market Value for New Building

Petersburg Mayor John Stiltz told WTAX’s Ray Lytle Show that the building, purchased by the Petersburg Community Fire Protection District for $320,000, is valued at far less than that.

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State Treasurer Not Surprised by Illinois Credit Downgrade

The recent decrease in Illinois’ bond rating is the result of legislators failing to restructure pensions before the end of the legislative session on May 31, says State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, now a Republican candidate for governor.

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Bruce Rauner Running For Illinois Governor

Now we have two Republican candidates running for governor. Bruce Rauner entered today (Wednesday) with a video on his website.

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GOP Candidate for 13th Congressional District Announces Bid

A onetime Miss America from Urbana wants to take her skills to Washington, D. C. Erika Harold is doing it…

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Springfield to Sue Chatham; Kidzeum’s City Funding Snagged on State Money

Chatham brought its own water plant online last year and stopped receiving service from City Water Light and Power in May of last year. But that ran afoul of the village’s contract, which was set to expire in July of this year.

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Next Step Taken in 10th Street Rail Project

The Sangamon County Board approved a resolution that creates an intergovernmental agreement with the county, city of Springfield and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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New Deadline to Sign Concealed Carry: July 9

The Illinois attorney general’s office says the federal appellate court has given the state an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.

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8 hours ago in Local

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.

8 hours ago in Local

Industry Reacts to Rauner News Conference

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Workers Comp? Didn't we already do that?

13 hours ago in Local

Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

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Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

13 hours ago in Local

No Appeal — Again — for Blago Corruption Convictions

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

13 hours ago in Local

SOS: No Extra Cost for Drivers License Changes

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The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.