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White Oaks Mall Security Not Changing

Despite restrictions a Bloomington mall has placed on young people, the management at White Oaks Mall says it will be business as usual.

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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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T-Mobile Customers May Be Eligible for Refunds

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Court ruling says cellphone company illegally charged customers

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed