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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.


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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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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Davis Is Optimistic about TPP


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No Adlai Here


Budget uncertainty and ALPLM's structural future are blamed

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Zopp Zaps Duckworth


This time, the subject is criminal justice

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Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

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One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

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A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.