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Public? Not Public? Back and Forth Continues over Dec. 1 Budget Meeting

One of the leaders behind the Big Budget Summit Dec. 1 says the idea of “opening statements” in public, and the real meeting in private, is a loser.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Blagojevich Attorneys Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years on 19 corruption convictions.

heartland community college

Community College Teachers Could Strike

Heartland Community College in Normal is bracing for a potential faculty strike.

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

Congressman Wants Transgender Task Force

"Transgender Equality Task Force"


Group Wants SIU to Review Sexual Assault Policy

"The Consent Party" also wants re-opening of assault case.


Blago Wants Supremes to Consider His Appeal

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich – still in prison – has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of…

9-11-15 Ray LaHood

LaHood: Tea Party Is Not Good for America

In Springfield, ex-Congressman, ex-Cabinet member denies his son is part of the problem


Will Springfield Lose in Legislature as Experience Keeps Leaving?

With Rich Brauer heading to the state police, and now Raymond Poe going to the Department of Agriculture -- will Springfield lose out by having a lack of experience in the House?


Chicago-Bound Passengers Watch TV News Reports, Get Thrown Off Plane

Four people have been released without charges after being removed from a plane in Maryland.


Ill. Supreme Court Hears Chicago Pension Arguments

Plaintiffs claim Chicago is making the same arguments the state did last year.


State Sen. Harris Announces Run for U.S. Senate

The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is officially a three-way race.

11-17-15 Tony DelGiorno

DelGiorno to Run for State Rep

Sangamon County Board member Tony DelGiorno says he wants you to "deliver" him to the Statehouse.


Collectors Get Involved with Illinois Counties

Taylorville company contracts with almost half the state's counties


Who Wants to Be a State Rep?

Springfield-area statehouse seat open, as Poe goes to Ag


A Call for a Senator to Take a Stand

Dems urge Kirk to allow Clean Power Plan to go through


Nearly Half of Illinois Households Drop Landline Phone

When the phone rings, it's likely as not going to be a cell phone.


4th St. Marine Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

Police are investigating a downtown bank robbery.


Gov. Rauner: Illinois to Stop Accepting Syrian Refugees

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois will temporarily stop accepting new Syrian refugees.


Five Sent to Springfield Hospitals for Weekend Stab Wounds

Springfield Police say they're investigating two sets of stabbings that appeared to be beef between two rival gangs.

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