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AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.

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No New Legionnaires Deaths in Quincy

50 residents sicked, seven fatalities.

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Police Investigate Retirement Community Burglaries

Break-ins at senior retirement communities.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Target Sen. Mark Kirk

Anti-abortion protesters repeatedly reference U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's stroke in demanding he switch his position on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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New Springfield Fire Chief a Familiar Face

Barry Helmerichs has another chance to be Springfield Fire Chief.

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Reward and More Videos as Fox Lake Investigation Continues

Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've received several more videos from residents and businesses.

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No Budget, But State Still Hiring

The absence of a state budget hasn't kept Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration and other Illinois agencies from hiring more workers.

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Chicago Opens Park at Former Meigs Field

A 40-acre park will open Friday.

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Medical Marijuana Veto: Negotiate, Don’t Fight

Lang wants two-year extension; Rauner AV's to four months

9-3-15 KEEP DRIVING SOBER

Extra Police Patrols for Labor Day Weekend

"Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over."

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Sangamon Co. Clerk Disputes Voter Roll Study

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray says don't believe what you read when it comes to alleged analysis of the county's voter rolls by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

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CWLP Bond Rating Analyzed

City Water Light and Power says Moody's Investors Service is keeping the electric utility bond rating at A3.

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Durbin: Enough Votes Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold a preserve the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is aiming for a higher goal.

FOX LAKE AP

Video Recovered That Could Help Manhunt

Authorities believe they've recovered video that will help the investigation into who killed a Fox Lake police officer.

3-26-15 National Guard

Rauner Appoints New Guard Commander

Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Paul of Springfield will serve as assistant adjutant general.

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U of I Champaign-Urbana Names Acting Provost

Edward Feser will serve as interim provost until someone is hired to permanently

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Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

Jaymar McGrone, 16, made the plea after learning a grand jury has filed charges including First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

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Bail Set For Woman Who Misled Police in Lake County

Kristin Kiefer is charged with disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report.

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State Police Search for Escaped Prisoner

Joshua Drinnon broke out of a vehicle operated by Inmate Services Transport Company.

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House Overrides Amendatory Veto Regarding Heroin

The vote was 105-5 to reject Rauner's removal of Medicaid coverage from the measure.

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