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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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Allegiant Air Delays

Allegiant Airlines is reporting flight delays nationwide

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Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

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Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

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Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

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Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge

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Obama Presidential Library Funding Plan Passes Committee

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A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama’s presidential library focused not on whether it’s worth the investment,…