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Judge Orders Lawmakers be Paid

A judge in Cook County has ruled Governor Pat Quinn can’t withhold Illinois lawmakers’ paychecks.

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Men Accused of Burglary Spree Arrested

Two men allegedly responsible for nearly two dozen burglaries in Sherman and Springfield’s Piper Glen subdivision have been arrested.

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Battle Continues Over Conceal/Carry

Illinois was the last hold-out for conceal/carry but the law now in the books is still being fought in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Beason Murder Trial Proves Costly for Logan County

Logan County on hook for Beason murders

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PCCC Facelift Nearing Completion

Officials at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield say a $15.8 million renovation is on track to be completed by the end of the year.

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Messages from the 1860′s on display

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Architect leader: Celebrate, don’t criticize

Standards should exceed those of a parking garage, he says

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New Member Joins the Sheriff’s Department

The Sangamon County’s Sheriff Department has a new deputy and she is a real looker.

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Quinn: Lower Prices Result of Health Insurance Exchanges

The governor is pleased with the prices for health insurance to be offered on Get Covered Illinois.

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No Endorsement for Campbell, Barr from Sangamon Co. GOP

The Sangamon County Republican Party’s Executive Committee has agreed to endorse neither Undersheriff Jack Campbell nor retired deputy Wes Barr in the Republican primary for sheriff.

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IDOT Eliminates 58 “Political” Positions

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.

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Ill. GOP Predicts a Red U.S. Senate

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If the predictions of Illinois Republicans hold true, the U.S. Senate will be painted red come next year.

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Long-Awaited Rail Project Finally Kicks-off

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The project is designed to make freight trains and high speed rail traffic move more efficiently through Springfield

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Police Capture Man in SMTD, West Side Hotel Incident

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Several law enforcement agencies are staging off I-72 just east of Veterans Pkwy.

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Illinois to get $300 Million in BOA Settlement

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois consumers who believe they were impacted by "shoddy'' mortgages through Bank of America can call her office or the bank for help.