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Expect Slower State Tax Refunds This Year

Illinois residents shouldn't expect speedy state income tax refunds this year.

Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Looks Forward to Rauner Administration

Some hopes that state jobs could return to the city

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Obama’s Foreign Policy? Kirk’s No Fan

Kirk: Friends are enemies and enemies are friends?

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Another Try for Compt-Treas Merger?

This time it's in Topinka's honor


The Complexity of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

UI professor studies his legacy

Bible College

Bible Colleges Sue for Right to Issue Degrees

Suit based on First Amendment.


Durbin Part of Delegation to Cuba this Weekend

Dick Durbin supports change in strategy in relations with Cuba.


Same Day Voter Registration Now the Law in Illinois

Same day voter registration will take effect in Illinois June 1.

Peoria Airport

Peoria Airport Sets Passenger Record for 3rd Year

United Airlines will also offer flights out of Peoria to Houston, starting in March.

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Seed Company Donates Drone to WIU Ag Program

WIU will start precision agriculture program in fall of 2015.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Rauner Rescinding Executive Orders — With Executive Orders

Rauner using his own executive order abilities to reverse Pat Quinn's executive orders.


Poe Ready to Return to Work

Stem cell procedure seems to be working


Durbin: Outlook Dim for Repealing Immigration Bill

Durbin says the Republican-supported bill to defund President Obama’s immigration programs won’t go anywhere in the Senate


State Police Release Concealed-Carry Numbers

llinois State Police say more than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued statewide since the state began allowing guns to…


Rauner’s Learning Curve Continues

His friends could be coming with him


Unfair Taxes in Illinois?

Too much burden on lower-income people, study says

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Fatal crash

Taylorville man is victim


Ethics Order for Treasurer’s Staff

Strengthen middle class every day, Frerichs says

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University of Illinois Trustees Keep In State Tuition Flat

University of Illinois trustees have voted to freeze in-state tuition rates at the school's three campuses.

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