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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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New Laws Prevent Property Title Fraud

Illinois has two new laws aimed at preventing property title fraud.

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Aldermen Want Public Input on Medical Marijuana Zoning Rules

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The public will likely get a chance to weigh in on potential zoning changes as medical marijuana rules take effect.

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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

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.

Rauner is publicly calling upon Illinois' appellate and Supreme Courts to approve a term limit referendum

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Some Lawmakers Hopeful School Funding Bill Sees the Light of Day This Fall

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Proposal would base funding on need, not student population

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Possibly Armed Man Smashes Bus Window, Runs into West Side Hotel

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Springfield Police are investigating what they say was an "agitated man" on an SMTD bus.

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Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

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The state has its first human case of West Nile virus of the year.