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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.


Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down Immediate Concealed Carry

A Chicago federal appeals court isn’t letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review.


Wanted: Minority Organ Donations

The Illinois secretary of state is urging minorities to sign up to be organ donors.  In some cases, organ transplants…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Quinn and Walker, Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says Wisconsin should follow the lead of other Midwest states and legalize gay marriage. Quinn said…

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Illinois Athlete Insurance Bill Moves Forward

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation requiring Illinois schools to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. The…


Fair Will Feature Clydesdales, New App

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the Illinois State Fair for its entire 10-day duration. Fair organizers say as part…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Quinn Signs Student Social Networking Law

A new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn will prohibit schools from requiring parents to give out students’ social networking…


Former Rep. Jackson Given More Time to Pay Up

A judge has given former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. additional time to pay $750,000 in restitution. A federal judge…


Fire Marshal Rescinds Proposed Fire Code Updates

An intense lobbying effort from the Springfield Area Home Builders Association may have helped the State’s Fire Marshal to hold…


Medical Marijuana Legal Jan. 1 — Now What?

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Illinois on January 1st, but that doesn’t mean it will be available.

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Housing Authority Expansion Continues

Springfield Housing Authority

Executive Director Jackie Newman says there wasn't enough room in the basement for the Section 8 voucher program, dealing with hundreds of landlords and tenants alike.

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More Budget Bickering


Slavery has been brought into the rhetoric over the budget stalemate.

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Will Rauner Reject More Medical Marijuana Treatment Options?


Nobody in Illinois has prescribed or consumed medical marijuana yet.

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Bank Tellers Tell Would-Be Robber to Leave, Robber Complies


An attempted robbery at a Springfield bank ended almost as quickly as it started.

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Exposure of SpringfieldILExposed.com

Springfield Exposed

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