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Durkin Gets Support from Both Parties

The new Republican leader in the Illinois House has fans on both sides of the aisle.

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Budweiser Looking to the U of I for Help

St. Louis means Budweiser, but the University of Illinois means computers.

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Springfield Panhandlers to Sue City; Cite Free Speech

Panhandlers are suing the city for allegedly violating their First Amendment rights to free speech by stopping them from asking for money.

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AAA: Declining Gas Prices Stemmed by Syrian Conflict

The debate over whether the U.S. will take military action in Syria is affecting gasoline prices in Illinois.

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Houston: City’s Largest Workers’ Comp Claim Money Well Spent

A hefty Workers’ Compensation claim settlement can be looked at as protection in the future.

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Quinn Pans Rauner’s Ideas on Term Limits, Reorganized Legislature

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t on board with all the changes proposed by a potential Republican opponent.

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Crops Could Use Rain, But Still Better Than Last Year

With a late-summer dry spell, you could complain about the 2013 crops. But it’s a matter of perspective.

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City Approves Coal Tar Cleanup Money, Health Care Administrator

The city will pay a total of $1.7 million — $508,000 of that from City Water Light and Power — to clean…

School Board Says Yes to New Residency Policy, ISAT Scores are in

A policy is now in place in School District 186 that says administrative and supervisory employees are required to live…

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Sangamon Co. Authorities Interview Police Impersonation Suspects

Thanks to a sharp memory, Sangamon County deputies are questioning two Chatham teens in a recent rash of police impersonations.

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

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A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

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2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

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The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

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A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

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No Lame Duck Tax Increase, Says Rauner

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Rauner does not want repeat of 2011