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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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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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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed