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Quinn: Lawmaker Pay Case Could be “Landmark”

Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over his decision to suspend lawmaker pay for failing to act on the state pension crisis will be a “landmark” case.

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Cancer Drug Tested on Dogs Slated for Human Trials

An anti-cancer drug for dogs is being tested at the University of Illinois and it’s showing some promise.

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Vienna Standoff Continues

Police are still surrounding the home of a southern Illinois man they say has been holed up since Saturday.

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Capital Area Career Center — Dropout Fighting Tool?

A presentation on Springfield’s vocational center for high school students turned into a discussion about whether it can lower dropout rates.

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Springfield Park Board to Post Exec. Director Opening, Six Months Later

It’s been six months since Springfield Park District Executive Director Mike Stratton resigned and Derek Harms took over on an interim basis. The Park Board is just now beginning to post ads looking for a permanent director.

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Crop Progress in Line With Averages

All Illinois farmers need is a little rain, and they’ll be all set.

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Quinn Signs Traffic Safety Laws

Illinois has three new traffic laws on the books, signed Monday by the governor.

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Man Robs Springfield Bank, Found Next Door

A man who robbed a Springfield bank was caught after not covering his tracks.

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Springfield Man Arrested for Bar Robbery

Springfield Police have arrested a man they say robbed a downtown wine bar of two-thousand dollars.

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Quinn Signs Prison-to-Work Incentive Laws

Illinois has some new laws on the books aimed at keeping those who’ve gotten out of prison from going back in.

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New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

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Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

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JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

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A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

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UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

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Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

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Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

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A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

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Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

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He's not involved, spokesman says