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Sanders is getting attention

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Study: Illinois Infrastructure Gasps for Survival

Third big problem for Illinois; budget and pensions are the other two


Lawmaker: Reinstate Death Penalty

Mass / serial killers, cop killers would qualify


U of I Veterinary College Promises Changes After Cow Deaths

Five cows developed complications after surgery. One died and the other four were euthanized.

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Lawmakers Hear About False Claims Against Illinois Businesses

Two business owners and the head of the state Department of Revenue were before an Illinois Senate committee to tell their stories.


SNAP Recipients, Grocers Complain About Payment Schedule

SNAP recipients say it's sometimes difficult to find fresh fruits, vegetables and meat in the last two weeks of each month.

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Official: Northern Illinois Officer was Struck by Two Bullets

The official says the fatal shot was fired from above the vest in a downward direction.

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Illinois Trial Lawyers Take Issue with Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda”

The state's trial lawyers are responding to Thursday's news that Illinois is third-worst in the nation when it comes to civil courts' friendliness to business.

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Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Restore Death Penalty

Senator Bill Haine says the shooting of a Fox Lake police officer and the Charleston church shooting motivated him to sponsor a bill.

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Restrictions Easing After Deadly Bacteria at Veterans Home

Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source.

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Ray LaHood Proud of Son’s Win

Ray LaHood is proud of his son Darin for being elected in Thursday's special election.

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One Arrested for East Side Murder

An overnight shooting on Springfield's east side has claimed a life.


Rauner Honors Illinois First Responders on 9/11

Rauner calls first responders "the ultimate public servants."

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Lawyers Get More Time for Pre-Trial Motions

A federal judge has given lawyers for former Congressman Dennis Hastert more time to file pre-trial motions in his hush-money case.

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Schock Makes Public Appearance

Former Congressman Aaron Schock has made a rare public appearance in Chicago.


AFSCME, Rauner Continue to Negotiate

State officials will continue contract negotiations with Illinois' largest public employee union without the possibility of a strike, work slowdown or lockout.

Law Talk

Survey Regarding Lawsuits Released; One Group Calls it “Bogus”

A survey ranks Illinois among the worst states for its lawsuit climate, a claim which the state's trial lawyers call "bogus."


Tornado Touches Down in Mason County, Strong Storms Rock Springfield

The National Weather Service says a possible tornado touched down briefly in Mason County causing minor damage.


No Additional Conditions to be Added to Medical Marijuana Program

The health department rejected all of them with no explanation.


Darin LaHood Wins 18th District Congressional Seat, Will Replace Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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