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A Path out of Illinois’ Red Ink

Keep income tax up? Tax retirement income?


Among Pardons: 60 Year Sentence For Accidental Shooting Death

A man imprisoned for 60 years for involuntary manslaughter pardoned.


Both Major Hospitals In Springfield Now Level 1 Trauma Centers

Both major Springfield hospitals are Level 1 Trauma Centers.

Local Tourism Down: Officials Blame Fewer Staff – Shorter Hours

Officials point to fewer staff and shorter hours for decline in tourism.


U.S. Senator Kirk: Palestine Not Ready For Statehood

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Palestine is unprepared for statehood.


Local Psychiatrist Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports…


Fake $100 Bills Surface in Central Illinois

Clerks have trouble detecting the counterfeit money.

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Illinois, but Patients are Still Waiting

It’s been a year since the state’s medical marijuana law went into effect, but nothing has been planted. Exactly when…

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Davis Gives GOP Response to Weekly Presidential Address

Rodney Davis speaks for the GOP in this week's Presidential address.


Slight Increase in County Murders

Increase of two over 2013


Lincoln “Selfie” Contest Announced

16th president joins the digital age


DHFS Chief Resigning

Department head steps down as new governor gets ready to take office


One of Rauner’s First Tasks is to Appoint New Comptroller

Lawmakers scheduled to return next week to decide on measure for special election


MacMurray Needs New Leader

Colleen Hester, only woman to be president, to leave

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State Chamber Hails Rauner Win

2014 a year for executive -- not necessarily legislative -- agenda


Dixon Lessons Linger

Ex-comptroller is in stir for multi-million-dollar theft


Money and Politics Go Together

Rauner is Exhibit A for self-funders

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Imagine Dragons launch sky-high concert contest

Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons, performs at the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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