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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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Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

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Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

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Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

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It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

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Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

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Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

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Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.