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Unions Sue for Continued Illinois Health Care Claim Payments

The unions fear with no promise of state payment, doctors will require cash upfront from patients.


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Rauner Fires Illinois Lottery Manager

A recent report by the Illinois Legislature revealed the Illinois Lottery lost money last year for the first time since 2009.

Thank A Cop

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It’s National Thank A Police Officer Day

Illinois FOP says a smile and a thank you will do.


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Durbin Calls Rauner’s Cuts to Child Care Assistance Program “Unrealistic”

An estimated 90 percent of parents who would’ve qualified under the old rules are now no longer eligible for child care assistance.

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Local Sister to See Pope Speak to Congress

Sister Philip Neri Crawford hopes to hear Pope Francis speak on the environment and helping the poor.


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Park District to Launch Creation of New Master Plan

The Springfield Park District is well on its way to developing a brand new master plan.


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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest moments and best plays in sports this week.


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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Ill. Congressmen Vote Against Parties in Planned Parenthood Vote

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll blame Republicans if the government is shut down over Planned Parenthood funding.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

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Former Ill. Congressman Jackson Completes Prison Sentence

Officials say Jackson's home confinement in Washington, D.C., is being lifted and his ankle monitor removed.

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Livestock Show Changes for State Fair

More young people will have the opportunity to show livestock at future Illinois state fairs.


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No Trial for Landowners Concerned About Pipeline Plan

A central Illinois judge has decided that a handful of landowners with property in the path of a planned oil pipeline will receive up to $30,000 each -- but not the trial by jury they sought.

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Civic Education Advocates Excited About New Law

Advocates of civic education try to soothe parents' fears about the state's new requirement for high school civics courses.


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TV’s new ‘golden age’ bodes well for exciting Emmy Awards

Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards hold the promise of a history-making evening and a winner's podium packed with new faces.


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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.


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EPA says VW intentionally violates clean air standards

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered Volkswagen to fix nearly 500,000 VW and Audi diesel cars.


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Several thousand migrants in Turkey resume march towards Greek border

A growing crowd of several thousand migrants resumed their bid to march on Turkey's Greek border on Friday.


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Manning crosses 70,000 career passing yards

Peyton Manning became the second NFL quarterback to surpass 70,000 career passing yards.


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Buffalo Wild Wings pulls ads with comedian who lied about 9/11

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc said on Thursday it would stop airing commercials featuring comedian and actor Steve Rannazzisi.


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Contraception opt-out violates religious freedom: U.S. appeals court

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama's healthcare law violates rights.

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District 186 Bus Crashes Downtown, No Students Aboard


A Springfield District 186 bus crashed downtown Tuesday morning.

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Rauner: Sell Chicago’s Thompson Center


Earlier this year, Rauner's administration asked for an appraisal of the 16-story glass paneled building.

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Medical Merger Looms


Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

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Oswego Man Challenges Kirk


"Grassroots" effort for conservative Marter

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

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The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.