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Southern Illinois Prosecutor’s Comments Draw Complaint

The Illinois state disciplinary agency for lawyers has filed a complaint against a southern Illinois prosecutor over comments he made…

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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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Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

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Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

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House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

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The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

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Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

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A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.

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Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on Twitter

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The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor.

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Legionnaires’ Deaths Increase

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State officials are reporting six new cases of Legionnaires' disease at a state veterans home where seven residents have already died.