Some mid-size Illinois cities are hoping to gain more influence in Springfield. The Rockford Register Star reports industrial cities like Rockford, Peoria, Aurora and Danville are forming a new alliance at the Capitol. Each of these cities already belongs to the Illinois Municipal League. That organization focuses on legislative issues for communities across the state.
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