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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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Oberweis Courts Black Vote

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"Pastor on the roof" backs Republican

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

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Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

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The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

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The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.