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road construction

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Sherman Plans Road Improvements

The Village of Sherman has finished studying what roads in town need work, and it's compiled a list available for public inspection.

casino

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Renewed Push for Chicago Casinos

Proponents say the entire state would benefit

illinois state police

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State Police Investigating Metro East Trooper

The Illinois State Police is investigating one of their own

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Petersburg Woman Killed in Early Morning Accident

A 22-year-old Petersburg woman is dead after rolling her car east of that town

tax

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Tax Day Demonstrations Ask for Graduated Tax

"Fair tax" would be a proposed amendment to Illinois Constitution

oberweis

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Kirk Changes His Mind about Backing Oberweis

He said he wouldn't help Oberweis. Now he will.

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Springfield Council Approves NAPA Contract

It comes to dollars and cents and Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says elected officials are charged with financial stewardship of taxpayers' dollars

cubs

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Could the Cubs Move?

Could the Chicago Cubs be moving from the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field

Preschool

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Lawmakers Pressed for More Preschool Funding

Preschool advocates hope telling the story in dollars and cents gives Illinois lawmakers incentive to spend more money on the littlest Illinoisans

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Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the request…

taxes

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As the Tax Deadline Looms Postal Service Says They Are Ready

You still have time to get your tax return mailed, but not much

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Pontiac Veteran Wants Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial

A U.S. Navy veteran from Pontiac wants to put up a monument to honor Livingston County residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

money

yesterday

Report Says Illinois Losing Millions in Tax Revenue

A new report tries to quantify how much revenue the state misses out on each year because of tax dodging

corn

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Illinois Corn Planting Underway

Corn planting is under way in Illinois.

school_bus

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Peoria School Board Approves Layoffs

Hundreds informed of layoffs.

fleischli

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Gas Station Owners Fight Proposed Tax Hike

Tax backers say road repairs are needed

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Monday

Springfield Cop Arrested for DUI

A 15-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department faces charges of driving under the influence. James Stewart was pulled over…

future gen

Monday

FutureGen Could Equal Big Bucks, Jobs

The project to capture and store carbon dioxide underground near Jacksonville will be done with local labor

sold

Monday

New Mortgage Program Announced

A new program may help more people in Illinois buy a home for the first time

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Monday

Topinka on Legislative Term Limits: They’re “Stupid”

Illinois' Republican Comptroller has some strong opinions on legislative term limits.

National Headlines

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Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

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The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

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Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

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Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

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Obama to announce $600M job training initiative

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The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

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New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

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Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

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Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.