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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’…


Ameren Gets OK for Transmission Line in Illinois

State regulators have given Ameren permission to acquire the right-of-way to build a 380-mile-long transmission line across Illinois. The Springfield…


Possible Pension Fix Could Save Illinois $145B

Possible pension fix could save $145B A bipartisan panel tasked with solving Illinois’ multibillion-dollar pension crisis is considering a framework…


$1 Million Drug Bust in Decatur

Police in Decatur found a large amount of drugs hiding out on a Greyhound Bus.


Questions Surface Over $265k City Workers Compensation Settlement

A hefty workers compensation settlement for a former city of Springfield employee is raising some eyebrows.


Capitol’s West Wing Renovation Nears Completion

Because of a number of code and life-safety issues, renovations were ordered for the Illinois State Capitol. Architect Richard Alsop…


Audubon Society Restoration Moving Forward

After years of back-breaking labor, restoration work is showing signs of progress at a 40-acre Springfield wildlife sanctuary.


Who Can Grow Pot in Illinois?

Medical marijuana will be legal in Illinois. Now the question is- who gets to grow and sell it?

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

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The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.

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SIU HealthCare Launches Online Patient Portal

SIU Health Portal

Patients of SIU HealthCare can now manage their health records online.

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Effort to Save Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

A foundation has taken possession of the boyhood home of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, brothers who made it big in show business.

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Southern Illinois Disapproves of Rauner’s Job Performance — Poll

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 50 percent of southern Illinois voters disapprove of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job performance, according to a new poll.

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It’s “Mammogram Monday”

breast cancer

Central Illinois women are being encouraged to get free mammograms in the month of October.