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Repeat Winners at State Fair Calling Contests

Repeat winners took home the prize money at the Illinois State Fair’s calling contests.


Daily Clydesdale Parade Time Changed

One of the biggets attractions at this year’s Illinois State fair has been the Budweiser Clydesdales.


Reagan Books Donated to Eureka College

One thing we can say about Charles Wick: he accumulated a lot of books. The former Reagan administration official died…

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Child Obesity Down in U.S., Not Illinois

Childhood obesity is down in most states, but not in Illinois. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control…

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Quinn Continues Push for Same-Sex Marriage

Gov. Pat Quinn says there is urgency now to passing a same-sex marriage law. He says with other Midwestern statesallowing…

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Quinn Appoints New Workers’ Comp Arbitrators

Governor Pat Quinn has appointed three new arbitrators one new commissioner to the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission. The board has…

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Senior Day Lineup Announced for State Fair

People 60 and older get free admission to the Illinois State Fair on Monday and there will be a special…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Quinn Not Fazed by Boos, Lawmakers Still Awaiting Checks

Governor Pat Quinn isn’t the most popular person in government these days. He gets booed quite often when he makes…


Rutherford: Watch Out for I-Cash Knockoffs

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is here to say: accept no imitations. The treasurer’s office operates an “unclaimed property” program…


Illinois State Parks Getting License Plate Money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state parks are starting to see money from a $2 surcharge on Illinois license plate…

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.