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Chicago Gets State Loan to Replace Water Pipes

The city of Chicago is getting a $25 million low-interest loan from the state to replace more than 18 miles…

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Chicago Considering Way Around Concealed Carry Law

Under a proposed ordinance, bars and restaurants serving alcohol in Chicago could lose their liquor licenses if they fail to ban firearms from their establishments.

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Quinn Names New Chief of Staff

Gov. Pat Quinn is naming a new chief of staff to replace Jack Lavin, who is resigning.

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Former Governors Ask GOP Leaders to Back Dillard

Two former GOP Illinois governors are asking party leaders to back state Senator Kirk Dillard in the 2014 gubernatorial primary,…

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Chicago Cubs Make Deal with Anheuser Busch

The Chicago Cubs say they’ve struck a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev that could mean the Budweiser logo on a new…

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Workers Compensation Cases Approved Too Easily?

At least one Springfield Alderman is questioning why some workers’ compensation claims are approved without question.

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Alleged Arby’s Robber, Gunman Arrested

A man accused of robbing a Springfield fast food restaurant has been arrested.

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Craft Beer Bar Opening in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield will soon have a place to sample craft beer from across the country.

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Sangamon Co. Corn Farmers Project 190 Bushels/Acre

Sangamon County corn farmers expect a good crop this year – 190 bushels per acre.

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Missing Champaign Teen Found in Cape Girardeau, MO

A 13-year-old girl reported missing in Champaign, Ill., has been found with her alleged abductor in southeast Missouri. KMOV-TV reports…

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.