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Illinois with Obama on Insurance Cancellation Fix

Governor Pat Quinn’s administration has announced Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President…

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Oberweis Says He’s Running for US Senate

Dairy industry magnate and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis says he’s running for the U.S. Senate. In a video announcing…

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Officer Shoots, Kills Driver During Traffic Stop

Illinois Conservation Police say an officer shot and killed a motorist who pinned an Illinois State Police trooper with his…

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Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying

A Danville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 shooting death of…

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Durbin, Monken Tour Tornado Ravaged Washington

Residents awaiting aid for tornado recovery

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Cardinals Trade Freese, Salas to Los Angeles Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.

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Springfield Man Killed in Friday Crash

A Springfield man killed in a deadly crash Friday morning has been identified.

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Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

October’s jobless rate shows a slight improvement

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Sangamon, Menard Regional Ed Offices to Consolidate

The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by…

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Christian: Document Shredding Settlement Could Be in the Works

He’s not releasing any details, but Calvin Christian III tells WTAX a settlement is indeed in the works between he and the city regarding the Springfield Police Department document shredding scandal.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

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Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

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Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

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State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.