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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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McCarty to Police/Fire Retirees: Give Us Our Money Back

The city’s budget director wants those who received inflated police or fire pension benefits to pay back that money.

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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

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Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

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Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

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IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

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Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

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State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

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Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world