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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 Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

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The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

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Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"

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Fallen Corrections Officers Honored

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The community of people who work in the state's corrections and juvenile justice systems came together to honor their fallen comrades.

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Illinois Gas Prices Creep Upward

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The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69

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Coroner: No Trauma Present in Body Found Behind Shopping Center

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A man found dead behind a Springfield shopping center did not die from a traumatic experience.