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Durbin: Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Efforts to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood are misguided, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).

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New ISBE Superintendent’s Salary Questioned

Depending on your view, lawmakers are either diligently protecting the public's dimes or they're browbeating the new administration's appointees.

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IDOT: Buckling Up Improves to New High

If you do not buckle up when you're in the car, you're in a small, small group.

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“Mitsubishi Task Force” Formed

Officials have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs and help the company as it tries to find a buyer for the company's only U.S. plant in Normal.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

7-31-15 Lincoln Exhibit

Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk

Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.

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Questions About Accused Teen Murderer’s Mental Fitness

Questions have risen about the mental fitness of a Springfield teenager being tried as an adult for murder.

7-31-15 SPD Press Conference

Police Arrest 10 Suspected of Drug, Gun Crimes

Authorities say they have arrested ten people they beleive have involved in either drug or gun violence, or both.

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Blagojevich Attorney to Ask Full Court for Rehearing

The unanimous ruling let 13 counts stand. Requests for full-court hearings aren't granted automatically.

7-31-15 Shooting

UPDATE: Shooting Victim Was Teenager

Springfield police say it was a 17-year-old boy that was found shot in the head inside a home on South 23rd Street on the city's east side Thursday.

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Candidate Lindsey Graham Campaigns in Illinois

Talks immigration, supports Kirk

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Report: Overhaul Illinois Tax System

CTBA: Tax services, go to graduated income tax

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House on UIS Campus Added to National Register

A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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