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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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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.