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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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Gas Prices Are Down

Gasoline is at its cheapest price of the year in Illinois. The statewide average is $3.26, down five cents from…

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After the Governor Signs the Pension Bill, Then What?

With the fight over solving Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall moving to the courts, the state faces a grim possibility: The…

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Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

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Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

13 hours ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

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Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

13 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

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President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

19 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

20 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.