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Report Highlights Water Pollution From Coal-Fueled Powerplants

A new report claims coal-fueled power plants have gotten around clean water laws for decades, and Illinois has some of the worst offenders.

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Springfield Company Awarded Concealed Carry Upgrade Contracts

Illinois has awarded contracts for computer upgrades intended to screen out people prohibited from carrying concealed weapons under the state’s new gun legislation.

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13th Congressional District Race Grows

A University of Illinois physicist has joined next year’s race for the state’s 13th Congressional District seat.

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One Seriously Injured in Springfield Motorcycle Accident

Clearlake Avenue at Martin Luther King Drive was shut down for several hours Tuesday due to a motorcycle/minivan collision.

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Ward 6 Ald. Jobe Accused of Battery

Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe has been accused of battery by one of his neighbors.

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Springfield Man Gets 18.5 Years for Injuring Baby

A Springfield man who severely injured his two-month old son has been sentenced to 18-and-a-half years in prison.

Quinn Hints at Special Session During State Fair

Gov. Pat Quinn is hinting at the possibility of a special session on pensions when lawmakers are in Springfield next month for the Illinois State Fair.

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Still No Traction for Farm Bill

U-S Senator Dick Durbin says the version of the new Farm Bill that the Senate has passed brings together both…

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Student Loan Relief? Rates Could Roll-Back

US Senator Dick Durbin says he is hopeful Congress can reverse the recent jump in interest rates on student loans. …

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Illinois Agency Ready for Surge in Calls on Abuse

The Illinois Department on Aging says it can handle an expected increase in hotline calls about alleged abuse of disabled…

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

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The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

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Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

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Proponents say the entire state would benefit

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State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

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The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own

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Petersburg Woman Killed in Early Morning Accident

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A 22-year-old Petersburg woman is dead after rolling her car east of that town

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Tax Day Demonstrations Ask for Graduated Tax

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"Fair tax" would be a proposed amendment to Illinois Constitution