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Farm Bill Should Be Priority Now, Durbin and Schakowsky Say

It’s one of three priorities the President has laid out for the rest of the year

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Quinn Hopes Veto Session Produces Pension Answers

Lawmakers are here three days this week and three more in two weeks

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Paperless Courtrooms Becoming Real Possibility

Peoria County is moving one step closer to a paperless courtroom as judges test the new $7 million upgrade to…

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107.5 FM Down Until Further Notice

We hope to have at least a temporary set up by Tuesday to once again broadcast on 107.5 FM.

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Landmarks Illinois Announces Richard Driehaus Awards

A group that salutes those who preserve history is preparing another round of awards. Landmarks Illinois has announced the winners…

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BBB Reports More Over-the-Phone Scams

The Better Business Bureau says scammers are, as usual, playing on the fears of the vulnerable with a new round…

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Judge to Rule on SPD IA File Dispute

Does the Freedom of Information Act trump a police union contract? A Sangamon County Circuit Judge will soon decide the fate of so-far unreleased Springfield Police internal affairs files.

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Southeast Employee Accused of $100k+ Theft Arrested; Security Guard Husband Still Working

Illinois State Police have arrested Southeast High School teacher Amy Day. She’s been charged with theft of more than $100,000, which came from the school’s activity fund.

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New Study Says River Otters in Illinois Exposed to Banned Chemicals

A new study from the University of Illinois says pollutants that have long been banned in the state are still…

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Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down “Amazon Tax”

The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales.

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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

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Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

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Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.