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Illinois Could Soon Increase Speed Limit to 70 MPH

Lawmakers are split on whether the speed limit on rural interstates should be increased to 70-miles an hour.

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Topinka: Bills Getting Paid… for Now

It’s not a new story, but the state’s comptroller is telling it anyway.

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Meredosia Asking For Federal Aid After Floods

Officials in Meredosia are hopeful the federal government will provide aid for reimbursement after flooding along the Illinois River.

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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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House Records Show Schock Reimbursed U.S. $122,590

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Money was repaid before the former congressman resigned in March.

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Illinois Lawmakers Look Ahead to Make Budget Negotiations Easier

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Plan would have proposals analyzed before they left committee.

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.