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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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Durbin Says There is a Lesson to be Learned in Cyber Attack

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Durbin fears more attacks coming

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Quinn Appoints Former Budget Director as Comptroller

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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to announce the successor to late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka at a Friday event in Chicago.

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Deputies to Be More Visible in Rural Areas

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Barr wants his department on the country roads more

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Durbin: New Budget Acceptable, Needs Tweaking

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Says some provisions need to be changed

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Republicans: No Need for Special Election

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Durkin: Attorney general has right idea about Rauner appointing comptroller