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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.

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

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A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

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It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot