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Coal City Continues Tornado Recovery; More Severe Weather Expected

Officials in the northern Illinois town of Coal City are continuing cleanup efforts after Monday's damaging EF3 tornado.

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.

Madigan Sticks to His Message

Madigan: Veto the parts you don't like, governor.


Senate Hears Workplace Woes

Minimum wage, sick leave

6-23-15 Chatham Village Board

Chatham Won’t Cut Dispatchers

"I think it's safe to say that the dispatchers will remain in the budget."


Lawmakers Want to Discuss Rauner Admin. Salaries, Gov. Doesn’t Bite

Illinois' fiscal year ends June 30, and the state could cruise into July with no agreement on a budget.


Former IDPH Aide Sentenced to 8 Years

Quinshaunta Golden pleaded guilty in April 2014 to bribery and other charges.

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SMTD Board Approves Budget

The Springfield Mass Transit District's board has approved a $14 million budget for the fiscal year starting next week.


House Rejects Property Tax Freeze — Again

Rauner wants to freeze the amount of money local governments may collect in property taxes.


State Rep. Butler: Keep Military Bases in Illinois

The next time the federal government decides to close military bases, states hope they’ll close somewhere else – not in their own backyard.


Chambers Endorse LaHood for Congress

The U.S. and Illinois Chambers of Commerce are backing State Senator Darin LaHood as the next 18th District Congressman.


Northern Illinois Rocked Again by Tornadoes

The mayor of Coal City says a suspected tornado swept into town, first striking the high school before moving to the southeast over homes and damaging a fire station.


Wet Hot Illinois Summer

Crops still coming along

I Voted Stickers

Democratic 18th District Congressional Candidates Debate

Things got a little testy between the two Democratic candidates in next month's special primary election to choose who may replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

wind turbine

Clean Jobs Bill Still in Play at Capitol

"Dead" isn’t the right way to describe the so-called Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, according to one of its sponsors.


Survey: Downtown Springfield Growth Important to All of Sangamon County

Sangamon County residents are continuing to put the area's economic importance in downtown Springfield.

Tax Break

$200+ Million in Illinois Film Tax Credits

$204 million in tax credits have been doled out in the last six years for television shows, movies, and commercials filmed in Illinois.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Released from Baltimore Halfway House

Jesse Jackson Junior will serve three years of supervised release and complete 500 hours of community service.


The Rx for Unemployment: Learn Nursing

Demand expected to grow soon

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