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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.

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State Attorney General Warns Against Immigration Scammers

Lisa Madigan's office warns those applying for deportation relief to be on the lookout for scammers posing as Notarios.

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Cullerton Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

HJR 91 helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life.

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New Lincoln Exhibit Opens Today at Presidental Museum & Library

New exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death and 10th anniversary of ALPLM.

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Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

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Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

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New Life For An Old River

Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

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Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Wind Farm Could Be Headed to Logan County

$390 million project will bring renewable energy

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Potential ALPLM Separation on Hold

The chair of a state committee says lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from a state agency.

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Springfield Woman Faces More DUI Charges in Crash That Killed Two

Faces 11 counts in the deaths from a fatal October crash

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Committee Hearings Begin on YWCA Block Redevelopment

Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment

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State Pension Ruling Expected Friday

A Sangamon County judge says he'll issue a ruling Friday over the constitutionality of Illinois' pension overhaul.

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Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

Unemployment rate holds at 9%

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Koch Looks Forward to Killeen Presidency

University of Illinois Springfield chancellor Susan Koch is elated by the decision.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

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The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare

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Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

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The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

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More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.