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Illinois Sales Tax Receipts Rise 11 percent

Illinois sales tax receipts rose 11 percent in August. Strong automobile sales likely helped lift the numbers. That runs counter…

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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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Forensic Scientist from Riverton Wins Top State Police Honor

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Kimberly Kunkler of Riverton works in the "trace" section of the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Laboratory.

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Third Person Dead from Legionnaires’ Disease in Quincy

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The new case increases the number of residents contaminated there to 29.

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Plane Crash Kills 2 in Illinois

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Crash outside Kewanee killed two Texans.

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More Second City Shows Cancelled Following Last Week’s Fire

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The Second City comedy theater says last week's fire that destroyed its Chicago offices has forced the cancellation of this week's performances.

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Plenty New at Decatur Farm Progress Show

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Crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show.