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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.


AFSCME Reports 400 Assaults at Logan Correctional in 18 Months; IDOC Denies

Inmates at the Logan Correctional Center were charged in nearly 400 cases against employees and fellow prisoners since the prison was converted to an all-female facility 18 months ago.


Springfield Police Looking for Tips on Armed Robbery

Springfield Police need help solving an armed robbery at the Ash Street Pub, near 10th and Ash.


State Government Superstar? The Rauner Administration Wants You.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says his main focus since winning the election two months ago has been to recruit “superstars.”


Poe Sworn in Miles From Home

One local member of the Illinois House took the oath of office miles from here.


Rauner Makes Moves for More Transparency

Governor Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order requiring all of the state's political hires to be posted online.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

New General Assembly Sworn In

Members of Illinois' 99th General Assembly have been sworn into office as the state enters its first divided government in more than a decade.


Non-Essential Spending: What’s That?

The Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly stand ready to consider all of the budgetary ideas Gov. Bruce Rauner puts forth.


Rauner in No Hurry on Medical Pot

Quinn left loose ends


A New Day for the General Assembly

House, Senate sworn in today

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