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Butler Sworn in Tuesday, Ready for Challenges

Tim Butler moves from behind the scenes in politics to the front line Tuesday.

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Bills Would Change Up Illinois Primary

The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature,

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Coroner: Buffalo Man Died of Natural Causes

A man found dead in rural Buffalo late last week appears to have died of natural causes.

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Green-thinking Bill Is Unveiled

Focus on renewable energy

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New Chiefs Introduce Themselves

Some of the governor’s picks to run state agencies got grilled about their plans to implement cuts proposed in the…

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Pop Tax Proposal Is Back

Anti-obesity campaign

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Pretty Package Has Ugly Consequences

Laundry pods are dangerous if swallowed

Law Talk

U of I Professor Says Review of Criminal Code is a Good Idea

Johnson says State's criminal code is confusing.

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March Comes Roaring Into Central Illinois Like A Lion

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers about potentially hazardous travel conditions as a winter storm moves through the…

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Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

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Rauner Holding Fast to Reallocation to Get Through Rest of the Fiscal Year

The Governor holds General Assembly responsible for budget shortfalls.

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Winter Weather Advisory Effective 6PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday

4 - 6 inches of snow expected in the area; snow emergency in effect at 7pm tonight in Springfield.

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Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield; Salt Supplies Plentiful

The City of Springfield has declared another snow emergency -- it's in effect from 7:00 Saturday night through 7:00 Monday night.

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Quinn’s Back, Suggests Voters Have “Buyer’s Remorse” with Rauner

Former Gov. Pat Quinn thinks Illinois may be feeling buyer’s remorse after hearing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget plan.

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Schock Repays $40k for Office Renovations

Congressman Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations.

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Dead Body Found in Rural Buffalo Identified

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Department says a dead body was found early Friday morning.

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Judge Won’t Delay Former State Representative’s Sentencing

A federal judge in Chicago is refusing to delay sentencing for former state Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction.

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Nature Photographer Acquitted on Charges of Taking Eaglets

A nature photographer has been found not guilty on charges of illegally taking two baby eagles from the wild.

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Local Republicans Get to Know Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti

"You cannot stop us" from touring Illinois,, Sanguinetti promises

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