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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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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.