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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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PCCC Bank Account Just Got Bigger

Governor Pat Quinn was in town Wednesday and says his “Illinois Jobs Now” program will contribute money to the center’s 16-million dollar expansion which is nearing completion.

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Rutherford: Vacant State Facilities a Drag on Communities

Republican gubernatorial candidate – and Illinois state treasurer – Dan Rutherford says strategic planning must drive decisions to close state facilities.

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Blago Appeal to be Heard

Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal

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U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

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A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

2 hours ago in Local

CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

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The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

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Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

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Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.

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Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

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Victim stabbed 39 times: police interview.

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Crimestoppers Seeks Help Solving Armed Robbery

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Police need your help solving an armed robbery last weekend involving a pizza delivery worker.