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Students at 24 Illinois Colleges Object to State Budget Mess

Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a state budget.

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3 weeks ago

Concerns Raised At Salvation Army Open House

Residents of the neighborhood near the former Gold's Gym on Clear Lake Avenue continued to express concerns about the Salvation Army's possible move there.

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April 29th is Tax Freedom Day for Illinois

Illinoisans will have to work until April 29 to pay off their tax burdens this year, according to a national…

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State Lawmakers Look to Hold the Line on Pension Abuse

Three new bills, all headed for a full vote in the Illinois House of Representatives, would restrict who qualifies for pensions, stop employees from trying to earn two pensions at once and call public attention to spiking the value of a pension right before retirement.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

3 weeks ago

Prosecutors Detail Sex-Abuse Allegations Against Hastert

Prosecutors in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case are seeking up to six months in prison for the former U.S. House speaker.

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3 weeks ago

Officers of the Polish Army See How Things are Done in Illinois

Officers with the Polish Army have been visiting Illinois, for a “lessons learned” session in Chicago and Springfield.

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Suspect in Murder of former Springfield Dentist Detained in Mexico

Brenda Delgado is facing capitol murder charges pending extradition to the U.S.

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Republican Plan for Pension Reform / Social Services

$1.1 billion includes dedicated funds

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Faith for Labor

Religious leaders stand with home care workers

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Threatening Language Could Be a Crime

Senate passes a bill outlawing "extortion"

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3 weeks ago

Fair Fix-up Bill Advances

Would create a "fairgrounds foundation" to pay for $180M in deferred maintenance

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3 weeks ago

Sen. Dick Durbin Convinced Merrick Garland is Qualified to Serve in the Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland Wednesday in Washington.

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3 weeks ago

Manar Proposes New School Funding Legislation

Sen. Andy Manar is attempting to change how much the districts rely on property taxes to fund their schools.

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3 weeks ago

I-GOLD Brings Gun Groups to Capitol

Even with concealed carry, the fight is not over.

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3 weeks ago

The Government Keeps a Closer Eye on Illinois Sober Homes Than Others

The number of sober homes in Illinois has gone up about 10 percent in the last three years.

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3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Considering Limiting Public Access to Police Dashboard and Body Camera Footage

The House Judiciary Criminal Committee will hear a plan by Art Turner on limiting public access of police dashboard and body camera footage.

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3 weeks ago

Pleads Not Guilty: Melodie Gliniewicz Claims No Conspiracy

Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joesph Gliniewicz widow denies role in money-siphoning scheme.

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3 weeks ago

Frustration on Both Sides with Proposed Salvation Army Move — Open Houses Planned

The Springfield City Council sent back to committee a proposal to extend the redevelopment agreement regarding Tax Increment Financing District funds for the Salvation Army.

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3 weeks ago

For a Third Time …

GOP derides school funding formula proposal as Chicago bailout

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3 weeks ago

City Council Approves Revised Coal Contract

The Springfield City Council has approved a contract for coal with Saint Louis-based Arch Coal, but that doesn't mean the city may not continue to try and alter that deal.

National Headlines

6 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

5 hours ago in National

Dad: Man Shot at TV Station Thought World Was Ending

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The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.

7 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

7 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.