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Garman Sworn In As Chief Justice

A new chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court has been sworn in.

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Capitol Work Includes New Basement Press Facilities

State pays for private office space for people who are not state employees

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Deal on Mandatory Minimums Next Week?

It did not materialize in the first week of fall veto session

Durbin Hopes Government Stays Open

Current deal expires Jan. 15

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September Home Sales Are Up

Expert: Shutdown could throw cold water on future numbers

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District 186 Sued Over Weapons Policy

The Springfield School District is being sued over its zero-tolerance weapons policy after expelling a straight-A student who had a…

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Is Another Government Shutdown Possible?

Could we see another government shutdown in three months? We could, because the deal that ended the shutdown this month…

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Kraft Recalls Cheese, Spoils too Fast

Kraft is voluntarily recalling some of its Kraft and Polly-O string cheese because it may spoil and change color before…

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Murray Developmental Center to Stay Open into Next Year

The Murray Developmental Center in Centralia will stay open through the end of the year and into next year. The…

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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.

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It’s Time for Spooky Stories

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A Rockford writer has spent years telling spooky stories for a living. “I consider myself to be a folk historian,”…

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72 Is Too Old for Everyone to Retire, Says Durbin

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Senator says privatizing Social Security is a bad idea

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