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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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150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address in Springfield

If you weren’t at Sixth and Jefferson Streets in Springfield at midnight, you missed out on a chance to be…

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Obama Calls Quinn after Tornadoes

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s received a phone call from President Barack Obama after fatal storms hit Obama’s home state.…

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Illinois Offers Insurance Counseling Following Tornado

The state of Illinois is offering free insurance counseling for victims of the tornado that struck the Washington area. The…

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Thousands without Power in Illinois

About 25,000 Illinois homes and businesses remain without power after storms raked the state. Ameren Illinois’ outage center shows there…

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Fraud prevention topic for health overhaul council

A governor’s task force is scheduled to meet to hear about the progress and problems of the rollout of the…

Durbin Addresses Senate about Tornadoes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress on Monday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms. Durbin,…

Springfield NAACP Seeks Increased Minority Hiring in District 186

District 186 residents and community groups aren’t impressed with what they say is lack of progress in minority hiring and…

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Edwards Running for City Treasurer

Springfield could see a new treasurer in 2015. Current City Treasurer Jim Langfelder has been reportedly eyeing the mayor’s office.…

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Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

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Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

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Prisons and Power

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A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

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Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

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Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

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Cause of crash under investigation