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Sec. of State White Highlights Veterans’ Stories

Because the secretary of state is also the state librarian and archivist, Jesse White can appreciate a good story

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Illinois Crop Harvest Slow

The progress of the Illinois corn crop is slow.

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Health Insurance Exchange Rates Being Compiled

A conservative group says health insurance prices in Illinois will be higher for some people — including men in their 20s — under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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State Police Begin Approving Concealed Carry Instructors

So far, more than 50 instructors — most in northern Illinois — have been approved to train Illinois residents applying for applications to carry concealed weapons.

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Allegiant Airlines Continues Inspections

Allegiant Airlines is continuing to catch up on compliance issues with their MD-80 aircrafts’ emergency slides. The one-by-one inspections continue…

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U.S. Rep. Davis to Seek Re-election

In a Downstate district described as “50-50,” U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is seeking a second term. Davis is…

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Archer Daniels Midland Looking to Move Headquarters

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company says that after 44 years in Decatur, it is looking for a new location…

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Guns Stolen from Farm and Home Supply

Springfield Police are looking for someone they say broke into Farm and Home Supply on North Dirksen early Monday and stole two handguns.

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Durkin: We Must Elect More Republicans to the Illinois House

His appointment as House minority leader is still pending a vote when the legislature returns next month, but State Rep.…

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Bloomington Council to Vote on Party Bus Booze Ban

Bloomington’s city council is set to vote on whether to ban alcohol from party busses operating in the central Illinois…

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Two Found Dead in Springfield’s Riverside Park

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Springfield Park District Police say two people were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.

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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.