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Chicago May Bid on GOP Convention

Chicago is considering making a bid to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Campbell: No Stipend for Me if Elected Sheriff

Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell says he will not accept a little know financial windfall if he is elected

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Arrest in Decatur Girl’s Murder

Police in Decatur say they have arrested a teenage boy following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl.

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Coal on the Decline?



A new study says coal production in Illinois is past its peak.

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Illinois Is Not Ready to Frack Yet

Rules not finished yet; public hearings still ahead

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Quinn Has Little to Say in Springfield

Gov. Pat Quinn was forthcoming today Wednesday on exactly two topics. At an appearance in Springfield promoting capital construction projects…

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“Second Chance Act” Could Get a Second Chance

An Illinois congressman is pushing for re-authorization of the Second Chance Act. Jim Anderson reports..

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.