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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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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.

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Bill Separating ALPLM from IHPA Passes House

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The measure now moves to the Senate.

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Hastert’s Former School District Doesn’t Know of Misconduct

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District officials say they'll cooperate in any investigation if asked by the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Legislative Leaders: Turnaround Not Off the Table, But Agreement Unlikely by Sunday

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It looks like the governor's Turnaround Agenda is not off the table, but it also doesn't look like there will be solid agreement on that by the Sunday adjournment deadline.

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Investigators Say 10th Street Fire is Suspicious

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A Springfield house being remodeled on North 10th street has been destroyed by a fire investigators say is suspicious.