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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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City Council Candidates Propose Pillsbury Solution

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The two candidates for Ward Four alderman in Springfield disagree on how important it is to do something with the former Pillsbury plant.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

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The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Davis Visits Clinton Power Plant, Talks Gifford Tornado

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The nuclear power plant at Clinton is an important economic engine for Downstate Illinois, says U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.