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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant

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Police Seek Sangamon Co. Fugitives

Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.

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Cornel West Cancels U of I Appearance over Salaita

A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.

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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.

Rauner Task Force

Rauner Wants “Voter Empowerment”

Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…

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Lawmaker Wants AG Opinion on Right to Work Zones

The drive to dilute union influence in Illinois could hit a snag.

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SNAP Wants Springfield Diocese to Out Pedophile Priests

The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is accusing the Springfield Catholic Diocese of not being open when it comes to two alleged pedophile priests who spent time in the diocese.

GAS PUMP

Gas Still Cheap, But Cost Increases

Statewide, the average price is now $2.44.

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Kearbey, Foster to Leave WICS

Two more WICS personalities are set to leave the station.

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Medical Marijuana Participants Increase

Another 600 people in Illinois have been approved to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

money

Legislation Surfaces to “Fix” This Year’s State Budget

A bill for fund sweeps to fix the state budget now is in play in the legislature.

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Illinois Delegation Reacts to Netanyahu

Durbin attended out of respect to Jews; Schakowsky boycotted

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More Testimony about School Funding

Manar airs out new SB 1

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Libri Retires; Last Day as Circuit Clerk March 31

First elected in 1996 following one term as auditor

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