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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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Illinois Home Sales Up — Way Up

The recovery in the Illinois housing market shows no signs of slowing down, as July brought big increases in home sales.

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81 pct corn, 69 pct soybeans in good to excellent condition.

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Will County I-55 Crashes Kill Five

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Illinois State Police are reporting five people were killed in accidents involving trucks and autos on Interstate 55 south of Chicago in Will County.

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Appellate Court Will Hear Term Limits Appeal

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An Illinois appellate court has agreed to hear an expedited appeal of a ruling that banned a question on term limits from the November ballot.