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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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Quinn won’t get Durbin’s nod yet

Won’t explicit endorse Gov. Quinn

Farm Bill, Food Stamps and Sen. Durbin

Despite the House voting to cut funding to food stamps, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the fight is not…

Ex-U of I Band Head Charged with Theft

Champaign County prosecutors have filed felony theft charges against the former director of the University of Illinois Bands for allegedly…

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Mayor Emanuel, Sen. Kirk Respond to Chicago Shooting

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in his first comments after a crowded park was sprayed with bullets, says the violence has…

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Henson Robinson Receives Accreditation from AZA

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has given the Henson Robinson Zoo accreditation. The AZA won’t shut a zoo down…

Same-Sex Marriage Rally at the Capitol

State lawmakers returning to Springfield for veto session next month can expect a large, loud greeting: a “March on Springfield”…

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Reporters’ Shield Law May be Tested

A suburban Chicago reporter has been found in contempt for failing to disclose how he got confidential police reports

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Eliminate Gas Tax?

Two state representatives are introducing legislation to remove the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

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Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change