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Savings of Madigan’s Pension Proposal Disputed

The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan earlier this year is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought.


Kirk Advocates for Syrian Missle Strike

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is advocating for the U.S. to launch a missile strike at the Syrian regime which is believed to have used chemical weapons on civilians.


Smart Phones Useable as Proof of Auto Insurance

Illinoisans can now use their phones to show proof of car insurance.


Concealed Carry Appeal Date Set

A federal appeals court will hear arguments October 3rd over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s concealed-carry law.


Glenwood Coaches Mindful of Heat as Season Approaches

As the football season kicks into high gear, area schools are still mindful of the hot weather we will still have.


Quinn So Far Mum on Proposed Pension Changes

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he’s behind the pension plan being considered by the conference committee, but says their progress is “positive.”


Speciality License Plates Approved, But Not Yet Produced

Before a new plate can be manufactured, there must be commitments from at least 1500 motorists.


2014 Gov Candidates to Choose Running Mates

CHICAGO (AP) — The job of Illinois lieutenant governor has often been ridiculed as a do-nothing office. But in 2014…


New Law Encourages Recreation on Private Land

CHICAGO (AP) — A new law increases protections for Illinois landowners who open their property to the public for conservation…


Veterans honored Sunday at DuQuoin State Fair

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials and private veterans’ organizations were set to come together on Sunday to sponsor Veterans’…

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Man Killed After Shooting Inside Home


Incident happened around 3:30am on East Brown.

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Wanted: Historic Farmhouses in Sangamon County

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Do you own a pre-1860's farmhouse?

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Rauner on Refugees: “Take a Deep Breath”


Refugee-resettlement groups say Rauner has no authority to stop incoming Syrians.

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Attorneys: Schock Has Complied with Subpoenas

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Schock's attorneys: our client has done his job.

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Madigan Encourages Online Safety During Holidays

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Tips and guidelines for managing your child’s internet use are a major focus in this year’s Safe Shopping Guide.