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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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Illinois GOP Announces Chicago Recruitment Campaign

Illinois Republicans are seeing opportunity where their fortunes are the worst.

Quinn Prepared to Call Special Session

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s prepared to call lawmakers into special session so they can hash out a deal on pension reform.

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Springfield BOE Questions Administration Residency

The Springfield School Board is looking to crack down on administrators violating residency requirements.

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Davidsmeyer: Tax Increase Will Continue

Some Illinois Republicans say there’s no way the state will be able to roll back part of the increased income tax rate in January 2015, when it’s supposed to partially sunset.

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Conceal Carry Headed to Court

Illinois’ Attorney General is filing a motion to delay a mandate for the state to enact its concealed-carry law. Lisa…

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District 186 Employee Linked to Test Score Leak Reassigned

After two employees from Springfield School District 186 had their resignations accepted for a test score leak, a third will be reassigned to a classroom as a teacher.

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Springfield Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

The Springfield Board of Education has decided on firm to search for the next superintendent.

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Sangamon County Deputies Seize Pot

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for manufacturing and delivering cannabis. Tracey Hardin was arrested on Saturday after police were…

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Building Purchased to House New Menard Co. Fire Dept. Not Appraised

The Petersburg Community Fire Protection District is breaking off to form its own fire department, and it’s under contract to buy a building that wasn’t appraised.

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I-55/Sangamon Avenue Roll-Over Snarls Traffic

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Crews work to re-open an I-55/Sangamon Avenue ramp late Wednesday afternoon

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IDOT Hiring May Get Federal Scrutiny

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A federal judge is being asked to appoint a monitor to keep an eye on political hiring in the Illinois…

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Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

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Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road. Rep. Brian Stewart’s proposal…

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Champaign TB Patient Jailed

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Man with TB jailed after defying court order to stay home

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Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

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Police raid home and seize computers over false Twitter account