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An Open-House Discussing High-Speed Rail on 3rd Street
An Open-House Discussing High-Speed Rail on 3rd Street

IDOT’s Joe Schacter joins Alex Degman to talk about the forum, being held Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Springfield Hilton to go over the plans. Dirt could be moved in 2015.

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UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

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Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

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AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

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.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

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House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

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Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

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The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.

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Lawmakers Discuss Gun Ownership and Mental Health

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Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.