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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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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

Earth Hour

Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.