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Illinois National Guard, Lincoln Home Prepare for Shutdown

A government shutdown wouldn’t cease all Illinois National Guard operations, but a lot of people would feel the pain.

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Stevenson Drive Shut Down due to Motorcycle Crash

Springfield Police have shut down Stevenson Drive between Allis St. and Stanton Ave. due to a car vs. motorcycle accident.…

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Car vs. Deer Collisions Down in Illinois

This is according to State Farm Insurance. They say the chance over the last year was 1 on 214, down from 1 in 162 the year before.

Clinton Lake home explosion

Cause unknown; occupants okay

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Gun permit backlog

Even without concealed carry requests

Juvenile prison population down

Alternatives cheaper, group says

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Lawmaker: Abolish ISBE

Local schools need the money more, says Rep. Dan Brady

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Springfield Jobs Summit for Minorities, Women

Construction jobs are coming to the area, eventually. With the Springfield Rail Relocation Project, the Illinois High Speed Rail Project…

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Health Exchange: How Does it Work

The health insurance marketplace, now named Get Covered Illinois, will open Tuesday. The marketplace will be a website where customers…

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Illinois short on ‘Obamacare’ Guides

Illinois officials say only a fraction of the expected army of outreach workers will be certified and ready Tuesday to…

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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

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Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.