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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


Madigan awaits pension details

Speaker: Only “meaningful” solution will get a vote


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…


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”…


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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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

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Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

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The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

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One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.