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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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Ethics Panel to Investigate Speaker Madigan

House Speaker Michael Madigan’s request to be investigated by the Legislative Ethics Commission is being granted.

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Updated Guide to Rural State Services Available

Illinois state officials are releasing an updated guide to state services that targets residents in rural areas.

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Lawmakers Reacting to Possibility of No Pay

State lawmakers aren’t planning on rushing to court to get their paychecks. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said legal action would…

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SIU President to Retire, a Move Back to Politics?

The president of Southern Illinois University is ready to call it a career. Glenn Poshard announced Thursday that he’ll retire…

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Topinka Can’t Pay Lawmakers Without Appropriation

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’ll have to withhold paychecks from Illinois lawmakers.

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Springfield Man Dies After Police Pursuit

A Springfield man is dead after he tried evading officers to avoid a traffic stop.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Dips Slightly, Decatur Soars

Springfield’s metro area was among the majority of those in the state seeing improved unemployment numbers between now and this time last year.

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UPDATE: Man Charged with DUI in Petersburg Traffic Death

A man killed in a fatal car crash near Petersburg Wednesday afternoon has been identified.

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Crimestoppers Seeks Tips on Southeast HS Vandalism

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers is this week seeking tips on vandalism at Southeast High School.

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Durbin: Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

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Efforts to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood are misguided, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

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New ISBE Superintendent’s Salary Questioned

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Depending on your view, lawmakers are either diligently protecting the public's dimes or they're browbeating the new administration's appointees.

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IDOT: Buckling Up Improves to New High

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If you do not buckle up when you're in the car, you're in a small, small group.

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“Mitsubishi Task Force” Formed

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Officials have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs and help the company as it tries to find a buyer for the company's only U.S. plant in Normal.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

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Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.