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Simon to Announce Political Intentions

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is planning to discuss her political future during a series of trips around the state.

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IDNR Promotes Pheasant Hunting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Department of Natural Resources will be allowing residents to hunt pheasant at 19 different locations…

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Court Order Halts Removing Wards from Murray

CENTRALIA, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring the Department of Human Services…

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State’s First Cyclospora Case Likely Resolved

Sangamon County Public Health Director Jim Stone says the state’s first case was, in fact, in Sangamon County but the person’s symptoms have nearly disappeared.

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Illinois Crops Look Good; Could Use Rain

Illinois corn and soybeans are close to averages as the final days of July approach, according to the USDA’s weekly crop report.

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Sangamon Co. Sheriff Seeks Stabbing Suspect

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers needs help locating someone accused of stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute. Authorities say…

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Cmdr. Ken Winslow Named Interim Police Chief

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has named an interim police chief.

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Two Killed After Evading Police

Two more people are dead after another attempted traffic stop gone awry.

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Caterpillar to Buy Back $1B in Shares

Caterpillar Inc. says it’s buying back $1 billion of its shares from French bank Societe Generale at market prices.

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Judge Tosses Bid For Quick Concealed Carry; State Police Ready for Permit System

A federal judge is rejecting a legal bid by gun-rights advocates who wanted people to be able to immediately carry firearms in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law.

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Bill Automatically Registers to Vote Those Getting A Driver’s License or ID

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Bill sponsors don't expect it to pass this legislative session.

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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

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Decatur had drop in population.

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General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

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Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

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Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.