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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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Houston Tries to Maintain Distance from Police Shredding Scandal

Mayor Mike Houston is responding to allegations his administration knew about police department document destruction before it happened.

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Springfield Catholic Diocese Pastor Accused of Abuse

A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.

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Illinois Gaming Board Hears Push for 24 Hour Gambling

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock. Proponents and critics lined up Thursday…

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Stagnant at 9.2 Percent

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.

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Police Seeking Tips on Cornfield Damage

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking information about cornfield damage.

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Ill. Supreme Court Hears Retiree Healthcare Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments over whether retired state government workers should be required to pay health insurance premiums.

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Thumbs Down to Helping Hands

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission voted to not recommend Helping Hands be allowed to purchase and use a portion of a building on North Fourth Street as a permanent shelter

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Grand Jury Indicts DeRyke

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Justin DeRyke on three counts of murder for allegedly murdering his niece, seven year old Willow Long.

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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

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Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.