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Rutherford Announces Gubernatorial Run on WTAX

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford told WTAX’s Ray Lytle show that he’s running for governor.

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Harris Found Guilty In Beason Murders

Chris Harris is guilty. A jury says there’s enough evidence to prove he killed five members of the Gee family in Beason, back in 2009.

Topinka: Illinois as Zimbabwe?

State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka may not be in the trenches fighting the budget battles but she is far from just…

Fracking to Bring 45K Jobs to Southern Illinois

The Illinois House has approved a series of regulations on the practice of fracking. Lawmakers supporting the new rules were…

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An Economic Development Bill Gains Momentum in Illinois

Legislation touted as a win for the entire state has passed the Illinois House. The bill, which materialized late Thursday…

Madigan’s Pension Overhaul Fails in Senate

State Senators have overwhelmingly defeated House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension overhaul proposal on a 16-42 vote.

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Prosecutor: Harris Defense “Laughable”

“Laughable” is what prosecutor Mike Atterbury called murder defendant Christopher Harris’ claim that he killed a 14-year-old boy in self-defense.

Senate Passes More Budget Bills

The Illinois Senate has sent a handful of budget bills to the governor, including a supplemental budget bill that will…

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Springfield Man Gets 29 Years for Drug Dealing

A Springfield man will serve 29 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine.

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Springfield Officials Paint Rosy Budget Picture

City officials are putting a positive spin on the city’s checking account.

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

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Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

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Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

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Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision