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.
Springfield Police say an IED found in downtown Springfield Monday night was "rendered safe."
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Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.