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Illinois Poison Center in Need of Funding

The Illinois Poison Center is itself in need of revival.

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District 186 Makes Progress in Superintendent Search

Search firm reports 37 candidates

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Durbin, Davis Talk Shutdown-Ending Deal

The partial shutdown of the federal government is over, the debt ceiling has been raised – but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says there still will be political consequences for Republicans in Congress.

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Redfield: Early Fundraising in Sheriff’s Race Not Unusual

Contributions are pouring in in the race for Sangamon County Sheriff, but is that a wise strategy?

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Rutherford: Illinois Investments Prepared for Debt Default

The state’s top investment officer says he was prepared in the event of a debt ceiling disaster.

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Springfield Woman Allegedly Stabs Daughter over Internet “Favorites”

An argument about internet browser “favorites” devolved into a stabbing and sent one woman to the hospital.

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University of Illinois, Chief Group Reach Trademark Settlement

The University of Illinois and a group dedicated to the former Chief Illiniwek mascot have reached a settlement over the use of the symbol’s name and image.

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Illinois Delegation, Except One, Votes to End Government Shutdown

The lone member of Illinois’ congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the legislation because it ignores the nation’s “massive debt.”

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Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency

The family of an Ashland woman serving a 55 year prison sentence for first degree murder is seeking support for her release.

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Springfield Park Board Releases Audit, Narrowly Approves Dog Park Fundraising

The Springfield Park Board’s president says a forensic audit didn’t uncover anything they didn’t already know.

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

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.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.