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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…

Quinn: Come together

Governor: Time for Dems to be a team

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Madigan awaits pension details

Speaker: Only “meaningful” solution will get a vote

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UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

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AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

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House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.