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Growing Up Gay Is Difficult in Rural Illinois

In ten Illinois counties, nobody has tried to get a civil union license

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35 Years Ago, Now THAT was SNOW !!

Last big snow here was Ground Hog Day 2011

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Missing a Military Medal? The State May Have It

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford used Veteran’s Day to highlight the state treasurer’s unclaimed property division, branded as I-Cash, has a…

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Tri-City School Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

The Tri-City School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

IL Senators Worried about Iran

Illinois’ U.S. senators are uneasy over the breakoff of talks aimed at keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Iran is…

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Lottery Ticket Helps Vets Programs

The Illinois Lottery’s newest instant game aims to raise $1 million for veterans’ organizations. The Veterans Cash program has raised…

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Vets Day Parade on Capitol Has Good Turnout

A parade on Capitol Avenue in Springfield on Monday highlighted Veterans Day. Attendance, like usual, was not overwhelming. However, several…

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New Veterans Have New Needs

IDVA director: Women vets face some of the biggest challenges

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Legal Help Is Available for Vets

A project of John Marshall Law School

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There’s Optimism about a New Farm Bill

Rep. Kelly concerned about SNAP; Roskam awaits conference committee action

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Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

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A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

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Jobe Changes Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is tweaking his ordinance to restrict where food trucks can operate in Springfield in relation to existing brick and mortar restaurants.

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Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

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More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.

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Should Clearlake Dissolve?

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There may be one less community in Sangamon County a week from today.

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Proposal: No More Frivolous Lawsuits from County Jails

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County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.