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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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Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

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Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

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Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

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Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

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Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

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Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

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SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

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The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

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Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.