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Monday

Big Move Could Be Necessary If Plan B Is Needed

Murphy: Changing Constitution is easier than raising $100 billion

video gambling

Monday

“Exclusion List” for Video Gambling Is Easier Said than Done

Pro: helps addicts. Con: unwieldy at thousands of machines

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Sunday

Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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Sunday

Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

GOP

Sunday

Republican GOP Elects New Members

Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Saturday

Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Saturday

Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Saturday

Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

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Friday

Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

marijuana

Friday

Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Friday

Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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Friday

WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Friday

Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.

medical

Friday

Half of Sangamon County Mumps Cases “Resolved”

Sangamon County Public Health Director Jim Stone says the county is grappling with a spike in Mumps cases.

money

Friday

Springfield Man Accused of Tax Evasion

A Springfield man is in trouble after allegedly not filing personal income tax returns for four years.

blagojevich

Friday

Blagojevich Fund Makes One Last Donation

A federal campaign account for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now empty, two years into his prison term.

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Friday

Lang Worried New Gambling Bill is Too Chicago-Centric

The sponsor of the last gambling expansion bill isn’t convinced the newest effort will work.

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April 17, 2014

McMenamin Wants Special NAPA Meeting

Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg is leading the city astray.

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April 17, 2014

Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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April 17, 2014

Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

National Headlines

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Teen stowaway spent hours undetected at California airport

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A boy who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet is resting in a hospital.

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Washington state eyes building ban after deadly mudslide

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Snohomish County is considering a six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Brian Williams raps ‘Gin & Juice’

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After he leaves the "NBC Nightly News," Brian Williams might have a future in music.

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Obama reassures Japan, other allies as Asia trip begins

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Chinese state media greeted Obama's arrival with accusations the U.S. of wants to "cage" the emerging superpower.

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‘Bridgegate’ scandal threatens next World Trade Center tower

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The "Bridgegate" scandal that rocked Gov. Chris Christie's administration is threatening the next World Trade Center.