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Question of Back Pay for State Employees Could Face Lawmakers in November

Lawmakers’ opinions differ as to whether they must act

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More Hearings to be Scheduled for Shredding Case

The city is asking the court to force Christian to turn over his records;

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Guilty Plea in 2010 Murder of Mother, Daughter

A guilty plea Thursday resulted in in a 46-year prison sentence

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Still No 24-Hour Casinos

Around-the-clock gambling will not be allowed at Illinois casinos

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Ready … Set … Inaction

Lawmakers cancel today’s session

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Lawmakers Again Hear about Gambling Expansion

Refresh arguments for and against

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Indoor Pot Operation Taken Down

Drug Interdiction Response Team (DIRT) raided a home in the 400 block of West Canedy Street

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Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Have Their Say

In the first two days of the fall veto session, there have been two rallies and two points of view – and no vote.

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Ameren Illinois Predicts Lower Natural Gas Prices

The average price for a therm of natural gas will drop between 3.5 and 7 percent this winter.

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.