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Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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yesterday

Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

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yesterday

Republican GOP Elects New Members

Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Saturday

Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Saturday

Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Saturday

Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Friday

Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

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Friday

Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Friday

Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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Friday

WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Friday

Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.

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Friday

Half of Sangamon County Mumps Cases “Resolved”

Sangamon County Public Health Director Jim Stone says the county is grappling with a spike in Mumps cases.

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Friday

Springfield Man Accused of Tax Evasion

A Springfield man is in trouble after allegedly not filing personal income tax returns for four years.

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Friday

Blagojevich Fund Makes One Last Donation

A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into his prison term.

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Friday

Lang Worried New Gambling Bill is Too Chicago-Centric

The sponsor of the last gambling expansion bill isn’t convinced the newest effort will work.

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Thursday

McMenamin Wants Special NAPA Meeting

Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg is leading the city astray.

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Thursday

Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Thursday

Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Thursday

Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Thursday

Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's top newsmakers and the stories you may have missed.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 50 most frustrating video game moments

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Playing video games can be fun, into you run into one of these situations!

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Michael’s craft stores confirm data breach

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The biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer confirmed a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards.

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10 for today: Friday, April 18

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A look at the news making headlines today, Friday, April 18.

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GM says recalled cars are safe

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GM says cars can be driven while waiting for repairs but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine.