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Cullerton: Pension Issue Could Bypass Committee

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state’s pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split.

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Open Books for State Finances Again in the News

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for comptroller, is finding the opportunity to teach as well.

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Amtrak Boasts Big Numbers

One reason: driving is “miserable”

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Citizens Concerned Over Dust at Sankey Hi-Rise Site

Some Springfield Housing Authority high rises are set to be demolished.

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Patented Drug Could Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

A study at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield is aimed at curing or even preventing noise-induced hearing loss.…

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Legal Clinic for the Poor to be Established

Those who may not be able to afford a lawyer may able to get those services for free.

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Quinn Pushing for New Construction Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn is talking about another state construction program. The current program, worth $31 billion, started in 2010 and…

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Military Museum Is an Unexpected Beneficiary of the Shutdown

Tourism people direct would-be Lincoln Home visitors

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New Power Plant Is a Blank Canvas along I-55

A giant welcome sign is planned

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Springfield Opens New Park

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Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

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FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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Macoupin County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".