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Local Tourism Down: Officials Blame Fewer Staff – Shorter Hours

Officials point to fewer staff and shorter hours for decline in tourism.


U.S. Senator Kirk: Palestine Not Ready For Statehood

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Palestine is unprepared for statehood.


Local Psychiatrist Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports…


Fake $100 Bills Surface in Central Illinois

Clerks have trouble detecting the counterfeit money.

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Illinois, but Patients are Still Waiting

It’s been a year since the state’s medical marijuana law went into effect, but nothing has been planted. Exactly when…

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Davis Gives GOP Response to Weekly Presidential Address

Rodney Davis speaks for the GOP in this week's Presidential address.


Slight Increase in County Murders

Increase of two over 2013


Lincoln “Selfie” Contest Announced

16th president joins the digital age


DHFS Chief Resigning

Department head steps down as new governor gets ready to take office


One of Rauner’s First Tasks is to Appoint New Comptroller

Lawmakers scheduled to return next week to decide on measure for special election


MacMurray Needs New Leader

Colleen Hester, only woman to be president, to leave

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State Chamber Hails Rauner Win

2014 a year for executive -- not necessarily legislative -- agenda


Dixon Lessons Linger

Ex-comptroller is in stir for multi-million-dollar theft


Money and Politics Go Together

Rauner is Exhibit A for self-funders


Kirk Hopes 2015 Will See Tax Code Overhaul

Encourage infrastructure improvements and make things simpler for average Americans

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Romney will not run for president in 2016


The Republican told his supporters he will not seek a presidential nomination for a third time.

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U.S. wants to analyze DNA from 1 million people


The U.S. has proposed analyzing genetic information as part of a new initiative to understand human disease.

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U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low


The home ownership rate slipped to 63.9 percent, the lowest level since the third quarter of 1994.

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Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds


The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.