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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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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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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

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Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.