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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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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.