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Worker Comp Claims to Get Closer Scrutiny
Worker Comp Claims to Get Closer Scrutiny

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston has drafted a proposed 2014 budget.  Part of it includes money to hire a private investigator to vet worker comp claims.  City Budget Director Bill McCarty sat down with WTAXs Kirk Farah to explain.

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Sweet Corn the State Vegetable? Thank Chatham Elementary Students

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5-22-15 Chatham Elementary School

It may seem like small potatoes to you, given the current state budget crisis and other matters still pending in the General Assembly, but the fact sweet corn is close to being the official state vegetable of Illinois is kind of a big deal to some.

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More Legislative Jousting Ahead

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Criticizes Rauner donations, then calls Radogno's barb "limp"

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Bless This Boat

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It's National Maritime Day !!

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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.