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Remains Identified as Villa Grove Woman

Police say they’ve identified human remains found in rural central Illinois last month as a 23-year-old Villa Grove woman. Champaign…

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Rutherford Touting Jobs Plan

If he’s elected governor, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford will create a new office to attract businesses to the state, headed…

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City of Springfield: Thanks for the Help!

One area business owner took matters into his own hands and one thing led to another…a new city initiative.

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Lincoln Documents Donated to ALPLM

Dozens of documents from Abraham Lincoln’s family are being donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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State’s First West Nile Death is in Logan County

State public health officials say an elderly Logan County man is the first person in Illinois to die of West Nile virus this season.

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Illinois Foreclosure Sales Down in August

August continued the downward trend for foreclosures in Illinois, as activity fell 6 percent compared to July and 60 percent compared to August 2012.

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Houston: Pay Back Police Pensions; Fire Pensions? Not So Fast

While his budget director says the overpayment of firefighters and police pensions should be returned to the city, Mayor Mike Houston won’t go that far.

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Capitol Architect Responds to Criticism

The four people who supervise the Capitol architect made a statement Friday defending the $50 million dollar rehab that includes more than $300,000 worth of chandeliers and $670,000 worth of copper doors.

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District 186 Superintendent Survey Not Limited to Springfield

The firm hired to search for Springfield’s new school superintendent has an online survey to gauge opinions, but just about anybody can weigh in.

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More Info Coming to Illinois Used Car Buyers

More information is going to be available to used car buyers, in the form of a label indicating emissions and fuel economy.

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Friday Hearing in Schock Case Cancelled

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A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on former Congressman Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation.

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Judge: Salaita Can Amend Lawsuit Against U of I

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Steven Salaita can amend his lawsuit to include the previously dismissed claim that administrators deleted emails pertinent to the case.

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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

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A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

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Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

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4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.