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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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$1 Million Drug Bust in Decatur

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

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Questions Surface Over $265k City Workers Compensation Settlement

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

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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…

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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.

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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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Fatal Crash in Cass County

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Astoria woman killed near Shiloh Rd

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IEA President Reflects on 40 Years in Education

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Cinda Klickna says forming relationships with your child's teacher is important.

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Despite Budget Deadlock, There Are Ways Out

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A couple of options would break the budget stalemate for FY 2016.

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11 Sent To Hospital in SUV Rollover Near Buffalo

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Vehicle may have been overloaded with eleven people.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

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The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.