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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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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

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.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.