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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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National Night Out: One Organizer’s Story

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The "National Night Out" is a chance for you to meet your neighbors and become friends, in a effort to not only look out for each other, but also to foster friendships.

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Christian County Authorities Look for Man Wanted in High-Speed Chase

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Authorities in Christian County are looking for a man they say led police on a high speed chase before fleeing a car on foot.

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Schock Spending Continues to be Scrutinized

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A new financial report from former Congressman Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Congress.

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Duckworth Lawsuit Enters Senate Race

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An ethics lawsuit may factor into next year's U.S. Senate race.

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Blagojevich Wants Full Court Appeal

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Blagojevich is hoping the full court will overturn more counts.