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Medical Marijuana Applications So Far Exceed 2,000

If the first few days of applications are any indicator, demand for medical marijuana in Illinois will be high.


Doctor: Mentally Ill Illinois Prisoners Not Adequately Cared For

A doctor has testified in federal court that Illinois is lagging behind in improving conditions for hundreds of mentally ill prison inmates.


Girl, 17, Arrested in Connection With Jacksonville Baby Found in Dumpster

An arrest has been made in connection with a newborn child found alive in a Jacksonville dumpster last weekend.


Sainthood Drive Shelved

NY Archdiocese will not release body to Peoria


Hope for School Funding Overhaul

Plan stalled in 2014 spring session

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Residents, Police, NAACP Begin Series of Community Forums

Thursday's "Community Meeting" organized the NAACP was designed to be void of politics

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Vallas: Rauner “Too Rich” To Be Governor

The subtext of Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election strategy has been made explicit by his running mate.


Nehemiah Project Rolls On; More Affordable Housing Imminent

Thirty more housing units to be built

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Simpson Announces Springfield Mayoral Bid

Standing before a handful of people in a parking lot surrounded by blighted buildings, Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson announced she's running for Mayor in the 2015 election.


You Can Drive My Car

Davis, California rep to swap


State Chamber Goes for Cross

Group's first endorsement in an Illinois treasurer's race


Schimpf: AG Madigan Has NRI Conflict of Interest

Lisa Madigan had connections to NRI oversight group


Hunt for E-mails Goes Dry

Lawmaker on panel investigating NRI claims stonewalling


Springfield Police May Get Body Cams

May purchase the cameras next budget year


Aldermen Argue on How to Fill Council Coordinator Position

After serving more than 20 years as Springfield City Council Coordinator, Joe Davis seems to want to ride off into the sunset


Kirk: Journalists Should Consider Their Own Safety

Doubts current captives will be released alive


Crops Begin to Mature

The past week was a little too wet

Illinois Says Oui, Ja, and Si to Multiliteracy

State Seal of Biliteracy is available

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FCC sees record feedback on ‘net neutrality’


The FCC has received a record number of comments from consumers and lawmakers on proposed new Internet traffic rules.

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115K could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration


People in 36 states could lose their health insurance under Obamacare, because of problems involving citizenship.