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Rutherford Fires Three Administrators

The Associated Press has learned Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general.


$11.6 Million for Illinois Towns Affected by 2013 Tornadoes

The state is providing $11.6 million to local governments to help cover their costs from the tornadoes last fall.


Sullivan Named to House GOP Leadership Post

A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.


Voter Gloominess Shapes Race for Illinois Governor

The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt and decades-long battles against corruption.


Cause of Death Determined for Motorcycle Crash Victims

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says two people killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday died due to blunt force injuries.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Lt. Gov. Simon to Rauner: Release Your Tax Returns

The Quinn campaign trotted out Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday to build pressure on Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to release his tax returns.

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Durbin Warns of Shut Down of Highway Projects

Highway Trust Fund almost out of money


Victims of Fatal Motorcyle Accident Identified

Several accidents along stretch between Stevenson and South Grand


Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum


Cullerton’s Son Is in Trouble

Carroll Cullerton accused of groping a woman in a bar in Memphis


Lawmaker Questions Objectivity of JDC Study

Lead researcher has ties to Arc, which advocates closure


Gov. Quinn Signs Pill Bill

GOP: It's a gimmick


New Entries to National Register

Downstate entries include Salem Baptist Church in Alton and Zoe Theater in Pittsfield


Keeping Up with History

Language and technology changes can challenge present and future historians


I-55 Cycle Crash Kills Two

Driver slowed to avoid another crash


Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon Dies at Home

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.

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AARP: Keep Elderly Citizens At Home

AARP says many elderly citizens could explore home and community-based services before nursing home.


ATV Accident: Investigation Continues

Investigators continue to examine circumstances behind ATV accident.


Fireworks: Delayed Explosion Injures A Dozen Spectators

A delayed explosion injures a dozen spectators at Peoria fireworks display.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill


Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some


Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill


The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care


The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.