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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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Soldiers Celebrate Polish Armed Forces Day

The Illinois National Guard has celebrated Polish Armed Forces Day with Mass, a memorial ceremony and a parade in Warsaw.…

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Illinois, 10 States Receive Wildlife Grants

Illinois will use money from a federal wildlife grant to try to reintroduce a species of snapping turtle last documented…

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Illinois Schools Must Teach Birth Control

Students in Illinois public schools that teach sex education will now be taught about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases…

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Former Macomb Mayor Reappointed by Obama to Amtrak Board

A businessman from western Illinois is back on the board of directors at Amtrak. The passenger railroad said this week…

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Moody’s Downgrades Cook County

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Cook County’s credit rating, citing an ongoing county and state pension crisis. The agency announced…

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Quinn Approves Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

Using a hand-held cellphone while driving in Illinois will be illegal on January 1st. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday…

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Lt. Gov Simon: Hold Off on Cutting Comptroller Position

Lt. Gov Sheila Simon is running for the Illinois State Comptroller. On Friday, Simon said it’s not the right time…

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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

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Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

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The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

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The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

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Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

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Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.