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Schneider: Need More Time on BGA Investigation

The head of the Illinois Department of Transportation is waiting for more information about a Better Government Association investigation alleging…

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Take the ‘No Texting While Driving’ Pledge

We should vow not to text while driving, 4H members tell us. You can take a pledge, either on-line or…

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Daley: No point in Seeking Cook Dems Endorsement

A spokesman for former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he expects Cook County Democrats to endorse Gov.…

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Dairy Building Offers Alternative to Fried Food at Fair

A new sweet treat – and it’s not even fried – is at the Illinois State Fair this year

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Illinois 3rd in Nation for Number of People Signing Up Under DACA

A measure giving temporary legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children is now a year old.

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Statewide Teen Tan Ban Signed

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that bans tanning in Illinois for anyone under age 18.

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SIU School of Medicine Makes Donation to Enos School

Enos school was once again the recipient of a long standing relationship with the SIU School of Medicine.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk Appears in Springfield, Rallies GOP

Illinois’ top elected Republican fired up the troops during the party’s rally at the state fair Thursday.

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Illinois Jobless Rate Climbs

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Illinois in July, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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Republican Day at the State Fair: Introducing the Crowded Field

The four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls pushed a message of both party unity and that they’re the right person to lead the state at a gathering of Republican county chairmen at the Springfield Crowne Plaza.

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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.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.