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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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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.