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Amish Exempted from ACA

In many ways, Douglas County resembles most of its neighbors in eastern Illinois: a patch of rich farmland with an…

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Common Core Implementation Rolls On

ISBE: Ask your kids over break how this is going

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Quinn Drops His Appeal and Collects His Salary

Tried to suspend lawmakers’ pay over pension inaction

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Let It Snow !!

3-5 inches in area

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US Senate Could Pass Budget

The US Senate poised to vote on a budget.

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Last Chance for Blago

Appeal heard Friday in Blagojevich case.

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New Top Lawyer for the City?

Mayor Houston nominates long-time Bloomington corporation counsel.

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Report: Tobacco Settlement Money Not Being Used Wisely

The state spending only a fraction of tobacco settlement money on prgrams

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Blagojevich Appeals

Ex-gov. arrested five years ago

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No Kids Are Hurt in Illini Central Bus Crash

Car’s driver in critical condition

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.