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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…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

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…

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

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…

Illinois Lottery Brings Back Halloween Raffle Game

The Illinois Lottery is bringing back a Halloween-themed game that offers four $1 million prizes. The lottery’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle…

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Simon to Hold Rural Emergency Medicine Summit

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is bringing together emergency medical workers and health care providers from rural communities to discuss how…

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Illinois Democrats Seek Benefits for Filipino Vets

Democratic members of Illinois’ congressional delegation have introduced a bill to restore full veterans’ benefits to all Filipino-Americans who fought…

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Won't give up on "structural change"

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Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

15 hours ago in Local

U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

16 hours ago in Local

Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.