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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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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon