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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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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

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A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

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The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

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A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

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No one was injured in the crash.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

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A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.