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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?

4-19-16 Tom Cullerton

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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.

Illinois State Fair 2015

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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.

4-19-16 Adam Lopez

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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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Madigan: Education a Right, Not a Goal

House Speaker has a constitutional amendment

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Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor: Still More Questions About Salvation Army Move

Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor says he still has questions regarding the Salvation Army move.

Rep Tim Butler

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Tim Butler: Perhaps Rank and File Members Will Come To Budget Mess Conclusion

State Representative Tim Butler says the rank and file members from both sides are frustrated with the lack of budget.

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Transportation Needs Drive Tax-by-Mile Talk

Too many roads are in too bad of shape, lawmakers are told

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