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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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Illinois Woman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

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Ann Marie Sheppard of O'Fallon was sentenced this past week. The first six months of her probation will be served in home confinement.

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Bill Seeks to Ban Drones From Flying Near Prisons

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tim Bivins, seeks to prevent drones from flying over prison yards and dropping packages containing drugs, pornography, razorblades and other contraband, which has happened in other states.

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Officials Delay Decision on Delavan Armory

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Officials met Monday in Delavan and decided to delay a decision on the building's future until June, when they will have more information on various options.

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Water Monitors to Test Quality of Bloomington Lakes

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Stations will be installed in creeks flowing into Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake this spring.

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Voter Registration Deadline Ahead for March 15 Primary

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The Illinois primary election is March 15.