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Quinn Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill

The signing ceremony at the University of Illinois Chicago capped a successful effort to make Illinois the 16th state to allow it.

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SHG/Washington Game to be Televised Statewide

Saturday’s playoff game between Washington and Sacred Heart Griffin High Schools will be broadcast statewide as a way to promote tornado recovery efforts.

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IEMA: Number of Damaged Washington Homes Will Grow

State officials now say that at least 900 homes were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday’s tornadoes. And that figure is likely to grow.

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JP Morgan Chase Settlement Nets $100M for Pension Systems

Illinois’ public pension system is getting $100 million from a settlement with JPMorgan Chase.

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Observances of JFK Death Begin

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago will show TV…

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Aldermen, Mayor at Odds Over Oak Ridge

At least one alderman is incensed at the mayor over the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Alderman Frank Edwards…

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Outlets at Springfield Announces First Leases

The Outlets at Springfield is starting to take shape.

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SHG Football Plans Fundraisers, Transportation, Food for Washington Fans and Players

Sacred Heart Griffin High School’s football team is proving human life is more valuable than a sport.

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Revised Gun Bill Proves Costly

The Illinois Department of Corrections say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.

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Washington Storm Clean Up Continues

The cleanup and recovery is slow, but progressing in Washington, Illinois. It’s now estimated more than 1,000 homes were damaged…

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UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

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Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

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Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

Champaign Police Murder Arrests WAND

Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

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Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner