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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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U of I Officials Respond to White Student Union Group’s Social Media Page

An online response to the Facebook page from the university's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations says there's a course offered: Being White in a Multicultural Society.

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Illinois Hospital Association Board Names New Top Executive

The Illinois Hospital Association will soon have a new top executive.

4 Illinois Mayors Sign Letter Supporting Syrian Refugees

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Normal Mayor Chris Koos and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing signed the letter.

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Durbin Slams GOP Over Syrian Refugee Policy

Durbin says the ideas from Republican presidential candidates on how to handle the Syrian refugee crisis are "an embarrassment."

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Storm Dumps Up to a Foot of Snow in Midwest

The storm that moved into northern Illinois, Indiana and southern Michigan overnight has dumped up to a foot of snow in some places.

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Springfield Bank Gets Contract to Process Marijuana Taxes

Illinois National Bank executives say they decided to submit a bid after assurances from state and federal banking regulators.


Wojcicki Jimenez Selected to Replace Poe in House

The newest Illinois state representative has reported the news and been in the news.


ISBE Wants 48 New Charter Schools, Lawmakers Push Back

State lawmakers accuse Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois State Board of Education of trying to open 48 new charter schools without input from local school boards

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