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March 31, 2014

Illinois to Have Less Corn Acreage, More Beans

The number of acres Illinois farmers devote to corn crops this year is expected to dip slightly amid growers' plans to plant more soybeans statewide.


March 31, 2014

U.S. Senator: Caterpillar Avoided Paying Billions in Taxes

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin says manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. has used an aggressive tax strategy to shift profits overseas in order to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes.


March 31, 2014

First Concealed Carry License Revoked

A Chicago man is the first in Illinois to have his permit to carry a concealed weapon revoked.


March 31, 2014

Aldermen to Consider Higher Age for New Police Officers

Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow is neutral on an idea that would make the maximum age of new patrol officers 45.


March 31, 2014

April Trial Date Start Set for Man Accused of Sexual Assault, Attacking Police

A man accused of sexually abusing a woman and then attacking police appeared in court Monday morning.

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March 31, 2014

West Side Blaze Leaves Four Families Homeless

Police arrest man in connection with west side fire.


March 31, 2014

Lincoln’s Tomb Re-Opens

Repairs anticipate assassination's 150th anniversary


March 31, 2014

DNR Announces Fire Season

A help to the landscape, DNR says


March 31, 2014

For Many, Retirement Savings Is out of Fashion

Investment experts urge legislation


March 31, 2014

It’s Transparency or Bust

Sunshine is the best disinfectant, somebody said


March 30, 2014

Quinn: Cesar Chavez honored

Governor Pat Quinn honors life of Union Activist Monday with Cesar Chavez Day


March 30, 2014

Union Athletes: Labor Relations Board Challenged

Board deciding on whether college athletes unionize under scrutiny of Supreme Court


March 30, 2014

Legislation: Forced Pensions For Private Businesses

Legislation would force private businesses to enroll employees in retirement plan

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March 29, 2014

AG: Springfield BOE Violated Open Meetings Act

The Attorney General says the Springfield School Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it discussed the demolition of Enos School over the summer.


March 29, 2014

Quinn Unfazed by Pension Report

Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t too concerned about a report that says the pension reform law won’t save as much as originally promised.


March 29, 2014

Rep. Farnham’s Replacement to be Sworn In Sunday

Democratic Party officials say a replacement for state Rep. Keith Farnham will be chosen this weekend.


March 29, 2014

Former DNR Director to Repay $7,200 in Mileage

An improper mileage reimbursement is the latest in a series of missteps for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources this year.

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March 28, 2014

East Side Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured

One man is dead and another remains in critical condition at Memorial Medical Center after a shooting late Friday afternoon on Springfield's east side.


March 28, 2014

US Knights Captain: “Its the Real Deal”

Knights in armor take to the battlefield at the Fairgrounds Saturday


March 28, 2014

State to Receive Federal Funds to Reclaim Blighted Properties

$30m headed to Illinois

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America's most famous spokesclown has a new look and new TV ads.

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FDA moves to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors


The FDA proposes rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but health advocates say it's not enough.

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U.S. considers clemency review of drug offenders


New clemency guidelines are expected to make thousands of drug offenders eligible for a reduction in the sentences.

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Budget cuts will force 2K soldiers out of Army


The U.S. Army will cut captains and majors as part of plans to reduce its active duty numbers due to budget cuts.