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12,000 Apply for Medicaid with New Website

More than 150,000 people have visited a state website to learn if they qualify for Medicaid or to buy health…

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U of I Sees Increase in Stolen Bikes

Officials of the University of Illinois police department say they’ve seen an increase in the number of stolen bicycles this…

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ADM Considering Sites for HQ

A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Company says the agribusiness giant is still considering a variety of locations for its…

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Man Facing Sex Charges

A Springfield man is facing sex charges

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St. Pat’s School: Thanks!

As hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city Friday afternoon, one small struggling Catholic school is looking a bit…

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Jerome Officials Confirm Muslim Appreciation Campaign is a Sham

The village of Jerome is responding to a national report that they have a school celebrating Muslim Appreciation Month in…

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Students, Zoo Animals Complete Enrichment Project in Decatur

Animals at a central Illinois zoo got to play with unusual toys designed by a group of elementary school students.…

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Quinn: Focus on Pensions Not ADM in Decatur

Gov. Pat Quinn says there will be no tax breaks to keep Archer Daniels Midland in Illinois until a pension…

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Man in Critical Condition in Springfield Shooting

A shooting Friday morning has left a man in critical condition. Springfield Police responded to a home invasion and shooting…

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Pension Plans Being Floated

The president of the Illinois Senate is sharing pension proposals with newspaperpeople around Illinois. The key to a compromise being…

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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.