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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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Yearly Unemployment Drops Slightly in Springfield, Decatur Soars Again

Unemployment fell in seven of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in July. But some of the increases were sharp and driven by manufacturing declines.

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Former Gov. George Ryan Readjusting to Private Life

Former Gov. George Ryan says he’s still adjusting to private life in the weeks since his release from home confinement.

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Farm Progress Show Host Prepares Despite Crop Demonstration Cancellation

More than 100,000 guests are coming by. No pressure.

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Renters Earn More Protection Through New State Law

A new Illinois law will protect renters when the buildings go into foreclosure.

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State Fair Attendance Soars

More than 961,000 people passed through the gates this summer.

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Arrests Made in Spaulding Burglaries

Police have made a couple arrets in connection with a rash of residential burglaries north of Spaulding.

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Cross Steps Down as Ill. House Minority Leader, Poe Renews Interest

State Rep. Raymond Poe (R-Springfield) has indicated his interest in the leadership position in the past, and Wednesday renewed that interest in a written statement.

District 186 HR Director: All Teachers Now in Compliance

Springfield Public School teachers are now all in compliance with Illinois State Board of Education standards.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Motion to Disqualify Noll from Representing City

It was a small victory but, a victory nonetheless for the City of Springfield.

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.