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Durbin, Davis React to Pope Francis

Return to partisanship predicted


Save Chatham Depot

Halfway toward $10,000 goal


House Discusses Two Spending Bills

Neither is ready for final House passage

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Illinois Agriculture, State Fair Directors Resign

Gov. Bruce Rauner has accepted the resignation of the state's Agriculture Department director and the director of the state fair.


Rush Begins to Fill LaHood’s former IL Senate Seat

Deadline to apply is 11:59pm Monday.


Woman Killed in Springfield I-55 Crash

A woman is dead following a crash on I-55 shortly before noon Thursday morning.

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Man Wanted in Christian County Caught

Gregory Hays was caught in rural Shelby County.

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Committee Approves $3.8B Spending Measure

The $3.8 billion plan now goes to the full House.

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Food Vendors May Suspend Service to Veterans Homes

The state's budget situation is to blame.

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Former U of I Chancellor About to Return to Work

Former University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise will start teaching in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the spring.


Caterpillar to Cut 10,000 Jobs, Close 20 Plants

Peoria-based Caterpillar is laying off as many as 10,000 employees worldwide through the end of 2018 as it works to cut costs.

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Applications Available to Replace LaHood in Illinois Senate

The committee tentatively has set Oct. 4 as the day to meet and choose a replacement.


High Legionella Bacteria Levels Keeping Elgin Schools Closed

CEO Tony Sanders says district officials have no evidence students have been exposed to anything harmful.


Zopp: Duckworth Should Have Supported Iran Deal Sooner

Zopp had announced her support of the agreement 27 days earlier than Duckworth.


House Lawmakers Return Today

Don't expect budget progress


Springfield City Council Holds Off on Annexations

The Springfield City Council will wait two more weeks before voting on the proposed annexation of 48 acres of land into the city, to be located in Ward 3.


SMTD Expands Paratransit Service

"Access" paratransit service will be expanded so routes will cover more of the area.

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New Tax Breaks for Disabled Veterans

Being a homeowner has some advantages, and more advantages are being extended to Illinois' disabled veterans as it pertains to their property taxes.

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Legionella Bacteria Found in Suburban School

The CEO of a suburban Chicago school district says elevated levels of Legionella bacteria discovered at three schools were limited to the buildings' cooling systems.


State: Get Your Flu Shot!

Somewhere between back-to-school and holiday preparations is this: get a flu shot.

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