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Dead Body Found in Rural Buffalo; Few Details Available

The Sangamon County Sheriff's Department says a dead body was found early Friday morning.

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Schock Repays $40k for Office Renovations

Congressman Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations.

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Judge Won’t Delay Former State Representative’s Sentencing

A federal judge in Chicago is refusing to delay sentencing for former state Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction.

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Nature Photographer Acquitted on Charges of Taking Eaglets

A nature photographer has been found not guilty on charges of illegally taking two baby eagles from the wild.

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Local Republicans Get to Know Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti

"You cannot stop us" from touring Illinois,, Sanguinetti promises

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A Push to Protect Nuclear Plants

Clinton one of three affected

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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.

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Police Seek West Side Burglar/Burglars

A block on Springfield's west side is being targeted by burglars.

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The Return of the Millionaire Tax

3 percent "surchage"

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Climate Change Can Be Costly

Group puts a price on it

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Consolidating Local Governments? One Lawmaker Has Tips

Now that the governor is backing efforts to consolidate local government units, one state lawmaker has suggestions on where to start.

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Rauner Meets with “Cabinet,” Vows Good Changes

A few dozen people in a meeting room Wednesday afternoon made up what the governor said was his cabinet.

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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Schock’s Spending

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says available evidence "warrants a full investigation."

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USDA: Illinois Had Historic Corn, Soybean Yields in 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau says last fall's harvest was an historic crop.

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Lawmakers, Business Groups React to Keystone XL Veto

The veto of the Keystone pipeline bill is unwelcome news to some in Illinois, but not unexpected.

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Central Ill. Regional Airport Looks to Expand Tax Base

The Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority wants to expand its tax base to give it the option of increasing revenue.

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