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Retailers Need a License to Sell Smokes

Revenue would fight smugglers

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There’s a Real Buzz about This Story

USDA Illinois bee survey

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4 weeks ago

Springfield to Host More Than a Dozen National Conventions

Alll but three conventions are new to the Capitol City.

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4 weeks ago

SIU President Critical of State Over Budget Impasse

Randy Dunn says the state's failure to fund the MAP grants – a tuition assistance program to needy Illinoisans – is a travesty.

Illinois General Assembly

4 weeks ago

State Lawmakers Disagree on Pension Reform Being Put on Backburner During Budget Stalemate

State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that the state’s problems with pensions have been put on the…

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Illinois Gets A Two-Year Reprieve from the Real ID Act

While it’s still a hassle to get on an airplane, at least it shouldn’t be more of one for Illinoisans.…

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Rauner Complies With Order to Release More Detailed Calendar

Rauner lawyer Don Tracy on Friday disclosed copies of Rauner's schedule for the first half of 2015.

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4 weeks ago

Illinois House Cancels Next Week’s Session, Senate Will Meet

The schedule changes come as Illinois enters its seventh month without a budget for the fiscal year that began last July.

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4 weeks ago

Flood Waters Receding

Flood waters are continuing to recede across Illinois as residents begin the recovery process after dealing with more than a week of high waters.

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4 weeks ago

More Students Taking AP Exams, But Failing

Data released by the state show participation in Advanced Placement classes has surged in Illinois in the past five years, while passing rates on AP exams have slipped.

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4 weeks ago

Rauner, AFSCME at “Impasse”

A week of negotiations ended, the state's largest public employees union says, with management declaring an impasse.

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4 weeks ago

Body Discovered Near Lake Decatur

The Macon County Coroner says foul play was likely not involved in the death of a man whose body was found Friday morning in the area of Lake Decatur.

DURBIN TRANSPORTATION

4 weeks ago

Durbin Touts Increase Health Research Funding in Springfield

Research in Springfield is helping fight an incurable illness afflicting about seven percent of pregnant women, preeclampsia.

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4 weeks ago

New Head of State Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has named an insurance company executive to lead Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance marketplace.

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4 weeks ago

Illinois Man Challenging Cruz’s Candidacy

A Republican presidential candidate's place of birth is basis of a challenge to his Illinois ballot petitions, but an election law expert predicts it won't go anywhere.

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4 weeks ago

Weather a Problem with Flood Recovery

Temperatures forecast to drop below freezing this weekend could cause trouble for Illinoisans dealing with recent flooding.

11-23-15 Filing Day

4 weeks ago

One GOP Senate Candidate Out

One of the candidates who filed to run against U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the Republican primary won't be on the March ballot.

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4 weeks ago

CWLP to State: Pay Up

The city of Springfield may formally ask the state of Illinois to start paying its utility bills.

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4 weeks ago

LaHood’s Busy Months

America's newest Congressman represents Illinois' 18th District

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4 weeks ago

School Safety Task Force

Job not finished

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