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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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Clean Jobs Coalition’s Idea to Comply with Federal Mandates: Pass Our Bill

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How will Illinois comply with the president’s Clean Power Plan? One group has the answer – pass our bill.

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Florida Healthcare Technology Firm to Hire 300 in Decatur

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Convey Health Solutions announced that it will open an office in Decatur and need to hire a mix of permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time workers.

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Outbreak of Mumps Affecting Mostly U of I C-U Campus Students

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Sixty people in the Champaign-Urbana have been reported since April as having the mumps -- most of which are from University of Illinois students.

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Weekend Springfield Fires Displace At Least 15

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Two fires displaced at least 15 Springfield residents over the weekend.

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Teens Arrested for Shooting

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A Springfield teenager is behind bars for what police suspect was a drive-by shooting Sunday night.