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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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New Weed Threatens Illinois Corn and Soybean Crops

A persistent, persevering pigweed named Palmer is making an appearance in Illinois. Not only does it threaten almost entire corn and soybean crops, but it also resists herbicide.

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I-55/Sangamon Avenue Roll-Over Snarls Traffic

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Crews work to re-open an I-55/Sangamon Avenue ramp late Wednesday afternoon

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IDOT Hiring May Get Federal Scrutiny

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A federal judge is being asked to appoint a monitor to keep an eye on political hiring in the Illinois…

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Idle ISP Cruisers Could Soon Hit the Road

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Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road. Rep. Brian Stewart’s proposal…

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Champaign TB Patient Jailed

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Man with TB jailed after defying court order to stay home

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Peoria’s Mayor Responds to “Twitter” Raid

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Police raid home and seize computers over false Twitter account