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“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Stalled

The mandatory minimum gun law has fallen apart in Springfield.


Same Sex Marriage Bill May Be Effective Sooner

New bill would move up June 1 effective date


Proposed Tax Breaks Make Progress

ADM, Univar, OfficeMax / Office Depot may all be in Illinois.


Protestors Interrupt House Debate on Tax Incentives

A group of protesters briefly interrupted an Illinois House debate about whether to provide tax credits for companies to keep their operations in Illinois.


Cellini Released from Federal Prison

Politically connected Springfield businessman William Cellini has been released from federal prison.


Police Seek Tips on Hardees Attempted Armed Robbery

Police are looking for tips about an attempted armed robbery at Springfield’s “Rock ‘N Roll Hardees” on Stevenson Drive.


Ill. Lawmaker Proposes to Same-Sex Partner

An Illinois lawmaker is engaged to his partner just hours after the state Legislature approved same-sex marriage legislation.


Bill to Fund Concealed Carry, State Worker Backpay Advances

The Illinois Senate could vote today or Thursday to provide additional funding for state agencies that are limping towards the next fiscal year.


Quinn to Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill by Month’s End

Illinois’ governor says he’s going to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage into law this month.


“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Advances

The sponsor of the “mandatory minimum” gun crime bill hopes support from a former prosecutor is one change that will attract enough Yes votes.

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.