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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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Small Group Gathers to Protest Syria

Not everybody supports a U.S. attack on Syria, and five people in Springfield want to make sure people know that.

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Police Impersonators Charged

Sangamon County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested the so-called police impersonators.

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Another Stopgap College Bill Is in the Works

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House could vote next week

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Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

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Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.

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SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

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The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.

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U of I Investigates Noose Found on Desk

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University of Illinois officials are investigating discrimination claims by a group of black current and former university employees, including the discovery of a noose on a desk.

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SIUE Approves Job Contracts

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Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has approved contracts for hiring temporary service employees.