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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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Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.

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Natural Gas Prices to Hold Steady This Winter

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No wide price swings expected this winter

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Elkhart Mine Expansion Vote Delayed

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Vote to extend waste site expected in November

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City Gives Attorney Additional $25k to Defend Police Officer

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The Springfield City Council will allow a police officer facing a lawsuit to be represented by an attorney of his choice -- but not everyone is on board with it.