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Williamsville Looking Forward While Looking Back

With an eye on the future, the villaqge of Williamsville is still keeping an eye on its past

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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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Governor Signs Law Forming Springfield High-Speed Rail Commission

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Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the formation of a commission that will oversee the transition to the 10th Street Rail Corridor in Springfield.

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Springfield HyVee Evacuated After Small Fire

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A small fire evacuated the Springfield HyVee for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

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Budget Expert Paid $165k Leaves Illinois Without Spending Plan

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.

The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.

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Medical Episode Sends SUV into Glenwood Intermediate School

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The driver is not being charged and suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.