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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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New Report Criticizes One Pension Plan

A new study gives thumbs down to one proposal for pension reform.

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St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak Service to be Disrupted

Amtrak service between St. Louis and Chicago will be interrupted starting Friday.

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Police Use Videos to Combat Heroin Use

State law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use.

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Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

17 hours ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

18 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

23 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

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In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

24 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

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President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.