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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A pastor in the Springfield Catholic Diocese is being accused of abuse, and has temporarily withdrawn from public ministry.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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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.