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Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.

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Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor

Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

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Amtrak, Illinois Reach Deal to Maintain Instate Service

The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

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State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

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12 hours ago

Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.

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12 hours ago

Students to Rauner: Don’t Close Our National Guard Armory

Students from the Peoria area showed up at the Capitol in an effort to save their local National Guard Armory from closing.

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12 hours ago

Rauner Touts Government Consolidation

The proposals include legislation allowing voters to decide whether to dissolve units of local government.

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Artifacts to be Removed from Rock Island Arsenal Collection

About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.

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14 hours ago

Ousted U of I AD Gets Payout

Former University of Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas is off the school's payroll and has been since not long after he was fired.

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17 hours ago

White: Ex-Guvs Help End Budget Stalemate?

Secretary of State Jesse White is suggesting ex-governors, including one who served time in prison, could help mediate an end to the budget impasse.

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Officials Look at Kincaid Flooding

Residents of a local community are still dealing with damage after floodwaters from the Sangamon River engulfed the northeast side of their town in late December.

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Restored Lincoln-Era Piano to be Revealed Saturday in Springfield

A piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard when he courted Mary Todd in Springfield has been restored.

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17 hours ago

Potentially Incomplete Data on Domestic Violence

FBI data shows Illinois has recorded 38 gun-related domestic violence homicides since 2006, but the number is likely higher because the data is incomplete.

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Quincy Murder Trial Deliberations Continue

Jurors in the Quincy area have resumed deliberations in the murder trial of a former local prosecutor accused of killing his wife on Valentine's Day in 2006.

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20 hours ago

Procurement Board Member Criticizes Rauner Proposal

A member of a state board Governor Bruce Rauner at least indirectly called on to the carpet earlier this week in his effort to push consolidation of government procurement efforts says Rauner has what his board does all wrong.

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21 hours ago

Logan County Working to Address Heroin Epidemic

The Healthy Communities Partnership (HPC) held a meeting in Logan County on Tuesday to help set up an action plan to end heroin use in the community.

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21 hours ago

Teacher Charged with Using App to Arrange Sex with Teen

A high school math teacher faces felony charges after police in southern Illinois say he used an anonymous social media app to arrange a sexual encounter with an eighth-grader.

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2 days ago

Munger Stands By Budget Comparison, Dodges “Turnaround Agenda” Question

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has been talking with the public about the state's growing debt problem, and is answering her critics about how she's describing the issue.

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Sun-Times Owner Now Has Stake in Tribune

The owner of the Chicago Tribune and 10 other newspapers is receiving a $44 million cash infusion from a Chicago investor with a stake in the rival Sun-Times.

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2 days ago

Rauner Wants I-55 Public-Private Partnership

Rauner has announced a project that would add at least one lane to Interstate 55 in each direction between Interstate 355 and Interstate 90/94.

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