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Wanted: Minority Organ Donations

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Three Arrested for Copper Burglary

Springfield Police have arrested three people accused of burglary, theft and criminal damage to a residence.

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Interim City Attorney Named

The city of Springfield has a new top attorney. Mayor Mike Houston has appointed retired judge John Mehlick as acting…

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

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CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

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Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment