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U of I Breaks Fundraising Record

The University of Illinois has hauled in a record amount in private donations.

Illinois Unions Call for Investigation

Unions are calling for an investigation into whether business leaders tried to persuade credit agencies to lower Illinois’ bond rating.…

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Springfield Police Report String of Cab Robberies

Springfield Police are investigating what they say is a string of cab driver robberies.

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Former State Rep. Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Former State Representative Connie Howard has pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

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Two Car Crash in Petersburg Kills One

A two vehicle crash took a life near Petersburg this afternoon.

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Dynegy Seeks Pollution Waivers for Ameren Plant Purchases

Houston-based Dynegy Inc. is again asking for a waiver from pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants that it wants to buy from Ameren.

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Governor Candidate: Pass S.B.1

A candidate for governor believes he has discovered a place to apply political pressure on the pension issue.

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The Center’s Expansion Well Underway

From concept to reality…that’s what is happening at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets.  The expansion and renovation of…

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Lt. Gov. Simon Seeks Clemency for Jacksonville Abolitionists

Illinois’ lieutenant governor is seeking clemency for two Jacksonville-area abolitionists. Sheila Simon on Tuesday filed petitions with the Illinois Prisoner…

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Springfield Man in Critical Condition Following Crash

A motorcycle and mini van crash at the intersection of Clear Lake Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on…

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A Blank Canvas for Key Downtown Property

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Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment

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State Pension Ruling Expected Friday

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A Sangamon County judge says he'll issue a ruling Friday over the constitutionality of Illinois' pension overhaul.

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Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

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Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Military a Big Employer in the State

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$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

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Rauner Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Provides No Solution

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.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.