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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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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

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Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.