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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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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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Judge: Sex-Harassment Case Against Rutherford May Proceed

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A federal judge has ruled allegations of sexual harassment against former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford can go to trial over the objections of state lawyers.

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EPA: No Chemicals Detected in Air Near Oil Train Fire

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

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Palazzolo Proposes City Department Consolidation, “Neighborhood Coordinator”

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Springfield mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo wants to create a new city position if elected he says will help consolidate a number of city departments under one umbrella.

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Davis, Shimkus Support Tax Credits for Food Pantry Donations

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You donate money, land, an old car -- and you can write it off on your taxes. A bill in Congress would allow you to also claim a deduction for donating to food banks.

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Pumpkin Pie: Illinois’ State Pie?

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Illinois could have an official pie.