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We Haven’t Heard the Last of the Progressive Income Tax

Proposals gained little traction in 2014


Farmland Values Are on the Rise

State average is $7190 per acre

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“We’ll Be Back”

Boundaries won't be drawn any time soon


Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Military Families

Red tape for school registrations streamlined

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State VA Centers Grapple with Influx of Women

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs says it's able to handle the surge of female vets.


Quinn Vetos Bill Placing Limits FOIA

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would’ve made it more difficult for members of the public to obtain large…

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.

Rauner Vows to Keep Working for Term Limits

GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he'll keep working to get term limits on the November ballot even though it was overruled in court. Rauner also denied any wrongdoing for pulling strings to get his daughter in to a selective enrollment Chicago high school.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn Expected to Sign Budget Monday

Gov. Pat Quinn has through Monday to act on the state’s budget. Quinn is expected to sign the $35.7 billion…


Durbin: Illinois GOP Hits New Low With Phony Press Release

Another strange twist in the guv campaign

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May Numbers Indicate Glimmer of Hope for Job-Seekers

Springfield rate drops by nearly 1% from last year


Judge Says No to Term Limits, Mapmaking Initiatives

A Cook County judge has ruled that signature-driven ballot measures calling for legislative term limits and a new political redistricting process can't appear on the November ballot.


Pension Ruling May Come Next Year

A ruling on whether Illinois' pension overhaul law is constitutional could be delayed until next year.


Pride: Rauner Is an Enemy of Same-Sex Marriage

Rep: Rauner would have us going backward.


Life Plus 30 Years for Sex Offender

Crimes in Kankakee County; sentencing in federal court at Springfield


Bullying Bill Is Now Law

Sponsor: This will help schools know what to do


Quinn Is Unimpressed with Rauner’s Loophole Ideas

Governor: Rauner's the one benefiting


Springfield Rail Project Making Some Nervous

Dozens affected turn out for informational meeting


$1.675 Million to Springfield’s Kidzeum

Springfield's future Kidzeum of Health and Science is well on its way to a target opening date of next summer thanks, in part, to two sizable donations.

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Underground Railroad Station Found Near Downtown Springfield

History is literally being dug up near downtown Springfield

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

Quinn Won’t Testify in Violence Program Probe

Gov. Pat Quinn says he has no intentions of testifying about the scandal-laden anti-violence program he started in 2010.

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10M American adults gained coverage under Obamacare


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Obama sends team to Texas to assess National Guard deployment


The President has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the border.