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Lang Drops Sponsorship of Gambling Expansion Bill

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is stepping down as chief sponsor of the gaming bill, claiming there’s a possible conflict of interest.

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Jurors See Pictures of Beason Survivor’s Injuries

Jurors are getting a glimpse of the injuries suffered by the only survivor of the Beason murders.

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AG: Springfield BOE Broke Laws with Milton Separation

The Attorney General’s office says the Springfield School Board acted illegally when negotiating Superintendent Walter Milton’s exit.

House, Senate Pension Bills $28 Billion Apart

One goal of the 2013 spring session of the Illinois General Assembly has been to do something about the state’s…

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Attorney General Won’t Weigh in on Springfield PD Shredding

A letter from the Attorney General’s Office addressed to Springfield Mayor Mike Houston states the situation involving the Springfield Police…

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Springfield Emergency Alert System Expanded for Public Use

A new emergency notification system is up and running on the springfield.il.us website. Citizens can sign up for email, texting…

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HyVee Development Progressing

A sign in front of the old Kmart on MacArthur announcing that HyVee is coming soon is a sign of…

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City Upgrades 24 Vehicles to Propane

Springfield city officials say they’ll save on fuel costs by converting 24 city vehicles to run on propane.

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Potential Insurance Changes Confuse Lawmakers

The transition to state-sponsored Medicare plans continues, and it’s not an easy one for state retirees – or lawmakers – to grasp.

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16th Street Shooting Sends One to Hospital

Springfield Police responded to an early morning shooting that happened near Iles school.

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Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

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Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

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Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

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University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

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Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

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Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

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Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents

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Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.