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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…

Durbin Wants More Police Departments to Trace Guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants Illinois police departments to use a federal firearms tracing system that can tell investigators the…

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Lawmakers Honor Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, says a Republican like Abraham Lincoln is still someone for which we should place great honor.

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Grant Encourages Better Farm Conservation

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If you're a farmer in the 21st Century, you're probably hearing about - if not practicing - "precision farming." And that extends to conservation practices, too.

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Rauner to Close Juvenile Prison

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, near Peoria and the Quad Cities.

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$1 Million Donated for Governor’s Mansion Repairs

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The organization leading efforts to renovation the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year toward efforts to fix a leaky roof and other things.

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Illinois Up for Federal Transportation Money

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Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.