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New Mortgage Program Announced

A new program may help more people in Illinois buy a home for the first time

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Topinka on Legislative Term Limits: They’re “Stupid”

Illinois' Republican Comptroller has some strong opinions on legislative term limits.

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Iranian Professor Sues UIS for Discrimination

School says gun talk, not race / origin. is the reason



More Employers Could Set Up Retirement Plans

Biss' savings plan passes Senate



Durbin Vows to Protect Illinois from BRAC

Three installations here

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IDOT Says It’s Gone Green

Recycled aluminum, sustainability scorecard among green measures



Rochester Man Accused of Bringing Drugs onto a Train

Nearly a pound of pot, police say



INA: Massacre in 1987 Still Unsolved

The execution of a serial killer re-opens debate on massacre of entire family a quarter century ago.



KIRK: U.S. Should Publish List Of Risky Airports

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says the State Department should publish a list of airports that don't check for stolen passports



Inmates Helping to Prepare for Possible Flooding

With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees

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Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Education

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have attacked one another for their record and positions on education. Quinn…



Health Officials Want Injunction Entered for TB Patient

Health officials in Champaign County will be are will be in court Friday afternoon.  They’ll urge a judge to order…



“Gay Conversion Therapy” Remains an Option for Illinois Parents

Illinois parents will still be able to place their children into “conversion therapy” to try to switch them from gay to straight

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District 186 Broke Open Meetings Act, Report Says

Separation agreement with ex-supt Milton

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Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments Are on Illinois Ballot

Crime victims' bill of rights; anti-voter suppression

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April 10, 2014

Enos Park to “Help” Zoning Inspectors

Enos Park Neighborhood Association now wants to go door-to-door and identify other houses in the area that are violating city code


April 10, 2014

Another Minimum Wage Bill Floated

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is proposing a minimum wage increase in Springfield

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April 10, 2014

Illinois School Funding Overhaul Continues Inching Along

The attempt to re-do the way Illinois pays for elementary and secondary education inched forward in the Illinois Senate Thursday morning.

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April 10, 2014

United Way Celebrates, Looks Toward the Future

The United Way of Central Illinois has released the results of its 2013 campaign


April 10, 2014

Historic Sites Sounding Alarm on Slashed Funding

Illinois preservationists say almost 18 percent of the state's historic sites might close because of potential budget cuts.

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Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39


The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

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Senators press Delphi on GM recalls


Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

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Obama to announce $600M job training initiative


The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

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New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare


Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

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Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school


Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.