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Organizers Ban Campaigning at Veterans Day Parade

The annual Veterans Day parade in Illinois’ capital city has a new rule this year: No politicians, and no campaigning.…

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Health Care Cancellations: 2 Intimate Views

Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are getting cancellation notices and Shonn Hild of central Illinois is…

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U.S. Senators to Discuss Help for Kids with Allergies

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk want states to improve school access to medication used to treat children’s allergy…

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Farming Jobs Could Be Affected by Lack of Action on Horse Racing Bill

When you’re tallying up what didn’t get to the finish line at the Statehouse this fall, don’t forget horse racing.…

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Is Farming an Old Person’s Game?

Farming seems to be an older person’s game, and new research shows that can lead to financial trouble. Norm Walzer…

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IL Awards $100K in Grants for Wildlife

Illinois officials are awarding $100,000 in grants from donated funds to wildlife preservation projects. The Wildlife Preservation Fund is a…

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Panel: 3-Year Suspension for ex-Blagojevich Aide

An attorney disciplinary board has recommended that Rod Blagojevich’s former chief of staff be suspended from practicing law for three…

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Arrest Made in Bank Robbery

Virden man in custody for robbery of Warren-Boynton State Bank

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Quinn Selects Running Mate

Gov. Pat Quinn has selected former Chicago schools CEO and 2002 gubernatorial candidate Paul Vallas as his running mate in 2014.

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New High-Tech RR Gates to be Installed

Authorities will spend more than $3.8 million to upgrade a series of central Illinois railroad crossings near Springfield to make them safer for drivers.

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Ben U Student Airs Concerns Following Private Forum

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The questions surrounding Benedictine University's decision to cancel undergraduate programs at its Springfield campus continue.

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Springfield Clinic’s “GIVE75″ Campaign Continues

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Springfield Clinic is celebrating its 75th birthday but the company is giving the presents instead of receiving

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Bar Assoc. Offers Help Voting for Judges

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How do you know how to vote for judges? The Illinois State Bar Association has some help.

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Rauners Say Bruce and Quinn Agree on Social Issues

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.

Speaking to a coalition of women supporting her husband’s campaign, Diana Rauner said Gov. Pat Quinn has tried to take the focus off jobs and the economy.