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Collinsville to Allow Backyard Chickens

Up to 75 residents will get to keep chickens.

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Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Teen

Jason Van Dyke allegedly shot Laquan McDonald, 17.


Crops Unaffected by Rain, Snow

Winter wheat 95 percent emerged

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Durbin Challenges Rauner on Refugees

Rauner has spoken with federal Homeland Security officials

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New Roof at Executive Mansion

Private funds raised for roof repairs.

11-23-15 Filing Day

Lines of Candidates for Day 1 of Filing

Monday is the first day to file petitions for statewide and federal political candidates in Illinois. More than three-hundred people…


Amtrak Stuffing Thanksgiving Routes with Trains

Amtrak is adding additional routes downstate for Thanksgiving.


Man Released from Jail After Gun Charge Conviction

Judge Heidi Ladd dismissed armed habitual criminal charges against 43-year-old Kevin Pettis.


No Money for Parolees

The number of Illinois inmates released on parole has increased 14 percent to over 28,000 as lawmakers look to reduce the prison population.


Nursing Home Employee Accused of Battering Patient

Claude Richard Shinall of Galesburg, 25, is charged with one count of aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Rauner’s Office to Hire Lincoln Museum Director

Administration officials plan to do the job in-house by consulting experts and communicate with candidates.


No Rx for Sudafed – A Drive to Keep It That Way

Most meth now comes from Mexico and does not use cold med, retailers say


Reaction to Counties Using Collectors

If you owe, face up to it

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Rebirth Here for Quaker Steak?

Restaurant chain sold


No Dem Primary for Comptroller

Biss drops out, making way for Mendoza v Munger


Illinois Lawmakers Praise FDA

Nasal-spray heroin antidote approved

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New Philadelphia Gets an App to Boost Tourism

The New Philadelphia augmented reality app — called "New Phil AR" — has been accepted by Apple.

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Towering Collinsville Ketchup Bottle Gets New Owner

A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1l9DWBM ) reports…

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Eileen Quinn, Mother of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies at 98

Eileen Quinn was a frequent presence on the campaign trail during her son Pat's political career.

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Governor’s Task Force Explores School Consolidation in Illinois

Task Force Member says biggest issue facing small school districts is State not paying it's bills.

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