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Dillard Announces Tracy as Running Mate

State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale), who is running for governor, says he hopes Illinois voters see his latest decision – that of a running mate – as an example of the kind of judgment he will bring to the state’s highest office if elected next year.

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Ball-Chatham Official: Fits & Starts with the New School Lunch Menu

It is too early too tell for sure, but one school district says students may be coming around to the idea of eating healthier in the school cafeteria.

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Missing Rushville Man Found

A 71-year old Rushville man who suffers from Alzheimers and Dementia who’d been missing since Thursday is back home.

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Term Limits Getting Another Look

GOP Candidate Bruce Rauner is again pushing for term limits for lawmakers.

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U of I Student Arrested after Threatening Classmates

A 19-year-old University of Illinois student is being held on $250,000 bond after authorities say he threatened classmates while referencing the shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Area Nuclear Plants Headed for Retirement?

Four Illinois nuclear power plants have made a national list of reactors that are likely to be retired early.

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Candidate Ballot Taking Shape in Guv Race

The dance cards are coming together for the candidates for governor.

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I-55: For Some It’s More than Just a Highway

To some people, Interstate 55 is more than a flat stretch of road.

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New Christian County Jail?

New jail needed in Taylorville.

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Governor: Minimum Wage Needs to be Raised

The governor wants the minimum wage raised

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African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant