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Sandoval Makes Case for School Funding Reform to Lawmakers

Sandoval school board includes student member who also spoke to members of the general assembly.

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Schnuck’s Pays $65K to Settle Federal Prescription Drug Probe

Grocery chain was accused of filling prescriptions written by unauthorized practitioners.

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Illinois National Guard has a New Leader and Predicts a Busy Summer for Soldiers.

Brig. General Richard Hayes says he's not concerned about budget issues in Illinois.

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Rauner Insists He’s Not In Favor of a Shutdown

Governor Rauner believes a deal will be worked out before the deadline and says it's premature to speculate on a shutdown.

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CUB: Power Prices May Be Too High This Summer

What a time to be thinking about electricity bills getting too high.

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Rauner Proposes More Cuts if No Balanced Budget

Governor Bruce Rauner's office is preparing for either no budget to be in effect by July first, or for a budget to be in effect with a $4 billion dollar hole in it.

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Park District Budget: Two New Jobs, Numerous Upgrades

Two new positions and plenty of upgrades are the focus.

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.

ABC, NBC Reporters Cited for Violating Hastert Arraignment Rules

Two national TV news reporters are in trouble for violating media orders in federal court in Chicago during former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment.

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Durbin: ADA Would Not Pass Today

An Illinois politician who voted for the bill says the Americans with Disabilities Act would not pass today.

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Uber Driver Exposes Self, Kicked Off Service

Springfield Police say a man arrested for Disorderly Conduct won't be an Uber driver anymore.

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Police: Man Shot Twice in Pelvis

Springfield Police say one person was injured after a shooting incident Friday morning.

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Kirk: Sorry for Lindsey Graham Comment

Sen. Mark Kirk has apologized after being caught on a hot microphone using a word considered disparaging to women.

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Accused Crooked Contractor Caught in Utah

A former Springfield resident was arrested in Utah on a warrant accusing him of Theft by Deception.

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Park District Head Calls for Evaluation of Police Department Operations

The Executive Director of the Springfield Park District is calling for an analysis of the district's Police Department.

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Lawmakers Question LIHEAP Funding Cuts

The proposed cuts from LIHEAP, a program which helps get natural gas and electricity to poor people in Illinois, were front and center in a committee hearing room Thursday.

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Union Leader Accuses Rauner of Playing Politics

A top labor leader in Illinois says the playbook of Gov. Bruce Rauner looks clear in some areas.

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.

Judge Hearing Hastert Case Will Stay On Despite Disclosing Campaign Contribution

The federal judge assigned to the case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert will stay.

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Housing Authority Approves Vinegar Hills Project on the Second Try

Construction will likely soon begin on the Springfield Housing Authority's "Villas at Vinegar Hill."

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Hospitals Group Concerned About State Budget

Add the Illinois Hospital Association to the voices of those urging that the budget situation be fixed soon.

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Peoria, New York Mayors Push Technical Education Funding

The Mayors of New York City and Peoria are joining together to announce a partnership related to career and technical education in Peoria, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Miami.

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