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Send the Bill to Aaron Schock

Special election costly, especially for small counties


Biss and Nekritz Want More Study of Rauner Pension Proposal

Pension architects hold news conference today

(Dave Benton.  Photo courtesy Nexstar Broadcasting, WCIA-TV)

Dave Benton Steps Down from WCIA-TV Anchor Desk, to Stay with Station

Longtime area television anchor Dave Bention isn't calling it a career yet, but he is stepping down from the anchor desk.


Robert Blagojevich Talks About Brother, Criticizes Prosecutor

Robert Blagojevich is peddling a book.

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Durbin to Hillary: Don’t Assume You’ll Win, Go to Iowa

Durbin says Hillary Clinton would be an "extraordinary" president.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Improving

Home sales in the Springfield area are going up.


Firm Applies for Wind Power Delivery Line

More clean energy could come to power customers throughout the state within the next few years.


Lawmakers Consider “Right to Try” Drug Treatment Legislation

Illinois lawmakers are moving forward a proposal to allow patients to try unproven drugs with their doctor's consent.

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 Not Ready to Extend Medical Marijuana Program

Rauner says he wants what he's calling a full evaluation of the state's medical marijuana pilot program.


Bloomington Hires Youth Intervention Specialist

The Police Department in Bloomington has hired someone part-time to work with youth.


Generosity Continues in Illinois Tornado Aftermath

Donations continue to be received after last week's tornado in northern Illinois that killed two people and injured twenty


Durbin Suggests Congress Stay out of Scientology Debate

Tax-exempt status of church is questioned


Frerichs: Tech Investment Coming

Billions are available


Kirk Won’t Rush to the Right

Sticks to centrist positions despite flak from Joe Walsh

State Farm to Use Drones in Tornado Disaster Recovery

State Farm: They assist in checking out tornado damage

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

State Dems Lose Trust in Rauner

Lang: Governor is a promise-breaker who thinks he's czar


Survey Says: Not All Illinoisans Are Sold on Fracking

Depressed oil prices affect demand


Help Is Coming for Troubled Bloomington Youth

Grant helps hire part-time mentor

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000


A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles


The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations


Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants


American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.