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Lawmakers Fighting for Murray Center

State Representatives are once again asking Governor Pat Quinn to keep the Murray Developmental Center open. State Rep. Charles Meier says…

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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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Budget “Circus” Continues Inside Capitol

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The Illinois Senate made a number of moves on a state budget.

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Sugary Drink Tax Still in Play, Says Advocate

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A sugary drink tax is still in the mix at the Capitol.

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New Proposal to Take ALPLM Away from Historic Preservation Agency

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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Lawmakers will proceed with making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own entity.

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Bradley Offers Online Nursing Degree

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Bradley University will begin offering advanced nursing courses online this summer.

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Sunset About to Happen on Part of Gay Marriage Law

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A provision of Illinois' gay marriage law that let same-sex couples backdate marriages to the date of their civil unions is about to sunset.