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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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Investigators Say 10th Street Fire is Suspicious

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A Springfield house being remodeled on North 10th street has been destroyed by a fire investigators say is suspicious.

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Judge Gives 2 Life Sentences for Decatur Killings

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A judge has sentenced a Decatur man to two life terms in prison for killing his second cousin and the cousin's wife in an execution-style shooting.

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What’s Left for Lawmakers to Do?

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The Illinois Legislature could give final approval to parts of a $36.3 billion budget as lawmakers head toward the end of their spring session.

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More Debate on Budget, Turnaround Agenda

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A busy day in the Illinois Senate included disposing of the Turnaround Agenda and sending budget bills to the governor.

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Lawmakers: At Least Turnaround Agenda Gets Hearings

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A veteran Republican lawmaker says he knows what to take away from the fact that Democrats would not support any of the governor's initiatives.