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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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Report: State Treading Financial Water

Illinois’ budget, approved back in may, is not doing enough to shore up the state’s bank accounts. Laurence Msall, president…

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First Responders Tested at the Airport

There were bodies spread across the tarmac as first responders drilled Wednesday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

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Mattoon Copper Thief Injured in Explosion He Caused

A would-be copper thief was injured during a house explosion that was likely sparked by his own cigarette.

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Purple Heart Memorial to be Dedicated in August

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A Purple Heart memorial will join the memorials for World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Local Home Sales Up Again

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There's more mostly good news on the local housing front.

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Another Stopgap College Bill Is in the Works

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House could vote next week

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Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

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Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.

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SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

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The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.