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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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Mel Reynolds Jailed in Chicago

A judge has ordered the detention of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds after finding Reynolds' proposed place of residence while on bail in a tax case to be unacceptable.

Meghan Trainor arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios

Featuring: Meghan Trainor
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: Mario Mitsis/WENN.com

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Meghan Trainor Added to Illinois State Fair Grandstand

She's "All About That Bass" -- and now she's all about the Illinois State Fair.

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Brother of Woman Killed in 1957 Wants Special Prosecutor

Charles Ridulph has hired an attorney to help him pursue a special prosecutor to defend the conviction.

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Sheriffs Deputies Kill Wanted Fugitive

Authorities say four sheriff's deputies have been placed on administrative leave after they fatally shot a Florida fugitive in northern Illinois.

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Term Limits Proposed for Illinois Lawmakers, Other Officials

Governor, legislative leaders, lawmakers could have an expiration date

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Graduated Tax Proposal Passes Committee

Amendment would change system; legislature would dictate scale

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Disorder at City Council Meeting Over Salvation Army Move

The matter isn’t up for a vote by the Springfield City Council for two weeks, but that didn’t matter to discontented residents of Springfield’s east side Tuesday night – especially those close to the former Gold’s Gym property.

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Stopgap MAP Grant Funding Measure Introduced

Educational Assistance Fund to the rescue?

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One of Two Proposals to Eliminate Lt. Gov. Position Moves Forward

One of two proposals to send to the voters a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the office of Lieutenant Governor is moving forward.

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Missing Taylorville Teen Found in Pennsylvania

A teenager from Taylorville who had been missing for two months was found Tuesday morning in the State of Pennsylvania.

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U of I Faculty Union Starts Strike

Top administrators at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus say they want to continue negotiating with non-tenured faculty members on a contract.

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Lawmakers React to Delayed Paychecks

Not many people perform public service for the money, and the folks under the dome in Springfield are going to be living that for a while.

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Diesel Fuel Spill Hits Ohio River, Illinois

A spill in southeastern Illinois involving more than 48,000 gallons of what appears to be diesel fuel has spread to the Ohio River.

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Proposal Introduced Taxing Fossil Fuels

A proposed tax on fossil fuels extracted from Illinois soils that would in part help fund the financially strapped state's general revenue coffers is getting renewed attention.

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Tax Measure Goes to House Floor

A measure to tax the wealthiest people in Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for consideration.

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U of I Museum to Be Renovated

The University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum will be renovated this summer and into the fall.

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Fair to Increase Admission Prices

The new $10 admission is $3 higher for the 2016 fair.

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Lawmakers to Discuss Redistricting Reform

Illinois lawmakers are gearing up for debates on whether to change the way legislative districts are drawn every decade.

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Lopez Elected as District 186 School Board Prez

Adam Lopez replaces Mike Zimmers.

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Convicted Rapist Sentenced to 90 Years in Prison

A Springfield man will be going to prison for a total of 90 years after being convicted last year for the sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend.

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