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Business Could Be Up in Illinois

Survey says: investment via workforce, equipment, technology could increase


Lawmakers Call to End Golden Parachutes

College president got $763,000 severance deal

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Meeks Is Ready to Lead ISBE

Despite speaking out against same-sex marriage, ex-senator says he'll be fair


Durbin Says U.S. Should Arm Ukraine

Rally in Chicago Sunday


Lawmaker Wants to Make More Fireworks Legal, Tax Sales

Rose says Illinois could see an additional $10 million per year by loosening restrictions on fireworks sales.

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Dental Experts Tell Lawmakers Preventative Care Best For Saving Costs

Experts say peridontal disease linked to other diseases throughout the body.


Capital City Sees Nearly A Foot of Snow

Springfield received 11.8 inches this weekend, 24.5 so far for the winter.

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Davis Says Groundtroops May Be Needed to Fight ISIS

Davis also rejects notion that Obama doesn't love America.

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Could Include Tax Increases

Taxes on services and retirement income could be a way to increase revenue according to one exper.


Springfield Sets New Snowfall Record

A Winter Storm Warning Remains until 6pm and motorists are urged to stay off the roads today.


Avery Bourne Sworn in, Likely Becomes Youngest Ill. Rep. in History

She is in the middle of her first year of law school at Washington University in St. Louis but is on leave to serve her district.


Rep. Davis Disagrees with Rauner on Higher Ed, Labor Ideas

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he hopes Rauner takes a different approach.

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Brauer Resigns to Take IDOT Post

A Springfield-area lawmaker has resigned from the General Assembly to take a job in Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.


Task Force to Prevent School Shootings to Meet Monday

Predicting which person will commit a violent crime tomorrow would be a good ability to have.


Caterpillar Staying, Expanding in Peoria

Caterpillar has announced it's keeping its headquarters in downtown Peoria and expanding its corporate campus in what it calls a re-commitment.


Decatur Recycling Program Touts Huge Success

Before the new program began in 2011, residents who wanted to recycle had to group items according to type in bins


Chicago Dogs Reunited With Owners Following “Carjacking”

Seven dogs have been safely reunited with their owners after two men stole a minivan they were left in outside a pet day care in Chicago.

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Lawmakers Want JRW Title Restored

Resolution: don't punish the kids


Schock: I Focus on My Work and on Illinois’ Needs

Takes a breather from bad publicity to visit Springfield


Springfield Man Indicted On Three Counts Of First-Degree Murder

Cameron Ingram is charged in the murder of Demarco Lee, who was shot on his front porch.

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