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Quinn: I’m Focused

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t gloating about his Democratic challenger dropping out of the governor’s race.

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Sheriff: I’m Not Running for Office for Anything Again

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says it’s time to travel and spend time with his grandkids.

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Cross Officially Announces Treasurer Bid

House Republican Leader Tom Cross says he’s running for Illinois treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois’ financial woes.

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CWLP Vehicles to be Outfitted with GPS

City Water Light and Power vehicles will be outfitted with GPS devices, and information could be used to discipline employees.

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Dawson Water Service Disrupted, Repair Time TBA

Dawson residents will be without water as village crews work to repair what they call a major water leak.

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Langfelder Wants Aldermen “In the Loop” on Pension Matters

Langfelder: why not keep aldermen apprised of pension fund activities more regularly?

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Trustee: Is Chatham Getting A Raw Deal?

One Chatham Village Trustee is demanding answers from the Village President and Village Manager on what Chatham is getting for its 25-thousand dollar a year contract it has with an economic development contractor.

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Plans for Rail Pointe Pond in Sherman Coming Along

The village of Sherman is moving forward with plans for Rail Pointe Pond. Mayor Trevor Clatfelter said the engineer’s report…

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Brady Selects Lt. Governor Candidate

It’s Maria Rodriguez, the former mayor of Long Grove, pop. 8,000, in Lake County.

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What are the Sheriff’s Future Plans?

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says he will make an announcement Wednesday on his future plans after he retires as sheriff.

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.