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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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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.