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Lincoln Film Artifacts Headed to Springfield

Props and costumes from the Daniel Day-Lewis movie “Lincoln” are coming to Springfield.

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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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U.S. Attorney James Lewis: Racially Biased?

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Questions have been raised about possible racial bias on behalf of U.S. Attorney James Lewis.

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Cattle Rustling: 18-year-old Gets 180 Days In Jail

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18-Year-Old gets 180 days in jail for taking part in cattle rustling.

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Cuba Relations: Could Be Boon For Illinois Farmers

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A relationship with Cuba could mean up to $7 million more a year for Illinois Farmers.

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Prison Lockdown: Chicken Pox To Blame

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Chicken Pox has locked down Illinois prisons.

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Illinois Tollway Expects Spike in Holiday Traffic

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Free coffee will also be available at tollway oases.