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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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Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

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Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

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Prisons and Power

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A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

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Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

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Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

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Cause of crash under investigation