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9,000 Adoptees Have Claimed Birth Certificates in Illinois

Nearly 9,000 adoptees have claimed their birth certificates since Illinois fully re-opened birth records for adopted residents less than two…

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New Law Helps Athletes with Disabilities

A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports. Gov.…

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Stanley is Back!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is making its second trip to Illinois’ state capital in four seasons. The…

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More High School Grads, More Savings for State

Cutting the high school dropout rate by 50 percent could save Illinois $265 million in Medicaid costs. This is according…

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Michael Seal Sentenced For Killing His Mother

A Springfield man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of stabbing his mother to death…

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Four Year Scholarships Given to Foster Children

Forty-eight current and former foster children are now getting the chance to go to college

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State Changing Tax Assessments on Farmland

Opening the property tax bill is going to be less fun than ever for many Southern Illinois farmland owners over the next several years.

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Lincoln Tomb Set for Repairs 19 Months Late

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery is finally getting $700,000 worth of upgrades — more than a year and a half after the project was first announced.

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43 ISP Cadets Graduate

Come Monday, the 43 newest Illinois State Police troopers will be on the streets.

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.