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Legislature Eyes Dec. 5 Return

Fall session is over with no discussion of pensions

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Funding Approved for Concealed Carry Program

A bill that includes funding to implement Illinois’ new concealed carry law awaits the governor’s signature.

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Initial Plans Submitted for Carpenter Rail Underpass

A rail underpass on Carpenter Street in Springfield took another step forward Thursday as Hanson Professional Services submitted initial plans.

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Conceal Carry Money Approved; Back-pay is Not (Yet)

The measure does not include money to pay back wages for 25,000 state employees,

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Bond Set at $1M for Alleged Cop Killer

Bond was set at $1 million for a South Carolina man charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac police officer.

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Groups to Study Nitrate Levels in Lake Springfield

Drought problems and certain farming practices could be why nitrate levels are rising in Lake Springfield.

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Jakobsson: My Son Would Be Proud

An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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General Assembly Leaves Town, Unfinished Business

The just-concluded fall session in Springfield can boast the legalization
of same-sex marriage. They’ve got that, and that’s all they’ve got.

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Tree of Lights Campaign Now Underway

The 2013 Annual Tree of Lights Campaign is now in full swing.

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“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Stalled

The mandatory minimum gun law has fallen apart in Springfield.

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Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

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The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

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The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

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Cops always expect the unexpected

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Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

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Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.

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Oberweis Ratcheting Up Campaign Efforts in Black Neighborhoods

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis says he’s courting black voters in a way that other Republicans haven’t in decades.