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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…

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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…

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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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The Butter Cow is Back at the Illinois State Fair

The moment is finally here. The butter cow has been unveiled at the Illinois State Fair. The tradition has been…

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City of Springfield Admits Partial Wrongdoing in FOIA Lawsuit

The City of Springfield is admitting at least partial wrongdoing in a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by Calvin Christian.…

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Public Corruption Investigation Leads to 13th Indictment

Quinshaunta Golden, 44, of Homewood, is accused of taking about $433,000 in bribes and kickbacks through state grants and contracts.

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Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

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Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

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A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

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McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

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State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.

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Auburn School Happy to Host Gov. Rauner

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Hosting the governor at his small, rural district's high school Wednesday, Auburn school superintendent Darren Root says there is an important point to make.

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Caterpillar to Close 5 More Plants

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Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories — including an Oxford, Mississippi plant — as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide.