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Senators Talk Benefits of Illiana Expressway

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana are talking up the benefits of the proposed Illiana…

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Wind Turbine Damage Blamed on Strong Storms

The company that operates an eastern Illinois wind-energy farm where two blades recently broke off a turbine near a school…

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Illinois Marks 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Illinois is marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 1,177 people and brought the United…

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Snow is Piling Up in Southern Illinois

Travel in southern Illinois is getting dicey because of snow and ice.

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Disney Birthplace Will Be a Museum in Chicago

The birthplace of Walt Disney is set to get a makeover. The home at 2156 N. Tripp Ave. in Chicago…

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Durbin: Study Social Security’s Future before It’s Too Late

Don’t be like Illinois pensions, senator says

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Ready, Set, Sue

As surely as night follows day, a labor coalition is going to sue the state over the pension bill.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Pension Reform Now Law

Governor Pat Quinn has signed landmark legislation Thursday to reform Illinois’ massively-underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain…

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Study: Illinois’ Economic Growth Slows for Second Month

A measure of the Illinois economy is down for the second month in a row.

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Rutherford Maintains Pension Bill is Unconstitutional

The state treasurer still believes the pension restructuring bill is unconstitutional.

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UI Labs: Who Gets the Credit?

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Rauner: "The idea was mine." Quinn spokeswoman: Arrogant.

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Benedictine University Holds Q/A For Soon-to-be Former Students

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University officials say traditional program has more than 500 students

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Illini Basketball Coming to Springfield’s PCCC in 2015

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The move is being made due to construction at the State Farm Center.

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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Take Credit for Early Voting Spike

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Early voting is up in Illinois over the last mid-term election, and a group supporting the minimum wage increase is claiming some of the credit.