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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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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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Central Illinois Foodbank to Add Geothermal Heating/Cooling

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The Central Illinois Foodbank is going greener.

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Palazzolo Slams CWLP for Fee Increase Proposal

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He says asking customers for more money is the wrong way to go, especially if the utility wants to attract new customers.

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District 186 Administrative Offices Burglarized

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Springfield Police are looking for clues as to who tried to burglarize Springfield Public Schools' administrative offices.

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Inmate Escapes from Vandalia Prison

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An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a prison in Vandalia.

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Former IDPH Administrator Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Filing False Returns

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A former Illinois Department of Public Health Administrator has pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, and filing false income tax returns.