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Zoo Quarantine Building Comes in Over Bid, Exec. Director Search Nearing End

The Henson Robinson Zoo is moving forward with plans to build a new Quarantine Building… at least it’s trying to.

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Senate Ed. Funding Committee Holds First Meeting

Ideas for making Illinois school funding less of a “haves versus have-nots” story could surface in the next six months.

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Chatham Family Seeks Answers for Daughter’s Fundraiser

A Chatham family is seeking answers after thousands of dollars raised for their daughter wasn’t used for that purpose.

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Progress Made on Downtown Springfield Rehab

Progress on rehabilitation of a downtown Springfield building is moving along — with major construction now taking place on exterior facades.

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Brief Terrorism Scare at DCFS

A brief scare at the Department of Children and Family Services building in downtown Springfield turned out to be a false alarm.

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Interstate Speed Limits to Increase in 2014

Illinois drivers will soon be able to drive 70 mph on rural interstates under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Federal Study: I-55 Among Most Traveled in Nation

A new federal report says Illinois highways are the fifth-busiest in the nation, I-55 is the most traveled in Illinois.

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State Police Cars Get New Look

Something old is new again for the Illinois State Police.

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Quinn Signs ‘Puppy Lemon Law’

Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation to protect consumers who buy a dog or cat and then learn the animal…

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Ratt and Dokken Make Emergency Landing in Moline

A private jet carrying rock bands Ratt and Dokken had to make an emergency landing in Moline after smoke was…

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.