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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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IDNR Fracking Permit Website Up and Running

The people who want to do hydraulic fracturing in Illinois are closer to drilling. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources…

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New Consulting Firm in Springfield

A new company has a Springfield address for its international headquarters. ZG Worldwide has hung out its shingle and company…

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Day of Action Set for Friday

Some area workers are leaving the office Friday afternoon but they aren’t exactly playing hooky.

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U.S. Capitol Lock Down Over; Shots Fired, At Least One Injured

Police have now ended the lockdown at the U.S. Capitol building. It began when gunshots were fired outside the building today, reportedly injuring a police officer.

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Poshard: Shutdown is Ridiculous

A former congressman who was in office during the last government shutdown is frustrated by what’s happening.

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Illinois AG Warns of Health Exchange Scams

With Illinois’ new health insurance marketplace come new opportunities – for scam artists.

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More Than 200k Visit Illinois Healthcare Exchange

Illinois officials say more than 231,000 people have visited the Get Covered Illinois website, many of them looking for information on new options for health insurance.

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Quinn Files to Appeal Lawmaker Pay to Supreme Court

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker salaries was unconstitutional.

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Fed Employees: Let Us Go to Work

Government employees sent home because of the shutdown say they want to go back to work

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.