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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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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.

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Judge Makes Ruling in Drowning Death Civil Suit

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A judge has clarified what the family of a Springfield drowning victim will receive after a jury in February said the city acted recklessly when the teen died in 2007.

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Study: Illinois High in Political Corruption

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Illinois remains No. 3 in the nation when it comes to political corruption.

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Budget “Circus” Continues Inside Capitol

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The Illinois Senate made a number of moves on a state budget.