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IHSA Director Gets $73k Raise — Retirement Pending

Documents show IHSA executive director Marty Hickman's compensation grew by more than $73,000 to $372,293 for the 2013-2014 school year.


Peoria Teen Swept Away in Flooding Found Alive

Peoria police say a teenager has been found alive and safe after being swept away in a creek swollen by heavy rains.


Durbin Plays Defense

The President may veto the money. The Senate may override the veto.


Clean Power Gets a Boost

Scientists praise Illinois' progress

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New President Sees a More Efficient U of I

Multi-year budget proposed

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Illinois Farmers Back Trade Proposals

IFB chief pleads for Yes votes from House delegation

Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth Not Keen on TPP

Possible 2016 opponent Mark Kirk is in favor of the Trans Pacific Partnership


Bobcat Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

Support is bipartisan ... Downstate


Possible Tornado in Menard County

Damage reported in Menard, Champaign Counties


Exonerated Prisoners in Illinois Could See Tuition as Part of Reparations

The bill is awaiting action from Governor Rauner.


Durbin Says He’s Made No Endorsement for 2016 Yet

The Senator says he hasn't officially endorsed Tammy Duckworth, nor will he criticize Mark Kirk for getting an early start on campaign 2016.


Out of State Birds Banned From Fairs and Exhibitions

Bird flu not yet detected in Illinois.

Illinois General Assembly

Discussion Over State Education Secretary’s Salary Becomes Contentious

Reps. Lou Land and Ron Sandack come to verbal blows in discussion over Beth Purvis' salary.


Springfield Man Face DUI and Other Possible Charges in Wal-Mart Parking Lot Accident

Lindsay Sharp died Friday morning; her son and boyfriend are recovering from non life-threatening injuries.

Illinois General Assembly

Heroin Bill Passes Both Chambers of the General Assembly

Bill is waiting for governor's signature, but one lawmaker says state can't afford to enact it.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin: Maybe My Personal Info Was Hacked; Cyber Security Law Needed Now

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin isn’t sure if his personal information was taken in the biggest breach ever of the U.S. government’s computer networks.

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Rauner Names Medical Marijuana Director

Joseph Wright succeeds Bob Morgan, who stepped down last month to go into private law practice.

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Harris: Hearing on Purvis’ Salary No “Sham”

State Rep. Greg Harris: the hearing looking into why Education Secretary Beth Purvis' $250,000 salary is not being paid from the state education budget was no sham.

6-5-15 Job Fair

A “Summit of Hope” for Ex-Cons

Businesses and state and local agencies all have one message for ex-convicts trying to get back into the working world: don't give up.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

Montana Woman: Brother Was Abused by Hastert

A woman from Montana says her brother had a sexual relationship with former Illinois Congressman and House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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