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Woman Who Died in Texas Jail Called “A Courageous Voice”

Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail are remembering her as a “courageous voice”…


DCFS Head Says He Accepts Findings in Critical Report

George Sheldon says DCFS already "implementing changes to better serve children".

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Illinois Lawmakers Seek Federal Flood Relief for Farmers

Relief would provide low-interest loans to Illinois Farmers who've suffered crop damage due to flooding.


State’s Pension Systems Not Allowed to Do Business with Companies Boycotting Israel

Bill has passed both House and Senate and is effective immediately. Governor Rauner has signed the bill.


Reaction to News of Mitsubishi Plant Comes In

Mitsubishi Motors is done in Normal. The company has announced plans to halt productions at its plant on Nov. 30.…

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

Problems for Rauner, Democrats in Budget Crisis

A retired political analyst is still keeping his head in the game by suggesting it's Democrats with the less-than-stellar political legacy, especially as the state budget impasse drags o


Appellate Court Upholds Employee Pay Ruling

An Illinois appellate court has upheld a county judge's decision that state employees should get full pay even during the state's budget crisis.


Remembering the “Eastland Disaster”

Friday is the 100th anniversary of the deadliest disaster in Illinois history.

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New Law Limits “Exit Fees” for Alternative Energy Customers

A new law limits what alternative electricity suppliers can charge you for ending your contract early.


Red Cross Continues Tornado Relief

The American Red Cross has spent a lot of time in just the last few weeks statewide helping people and property recover from mother nature's wrath, from tornadoes to flooding.

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Springfield Park District to Upgrade Penguin House

The Springfield Park District is in the early stages of what could be an important upgrade for Henson-Robinson Zoo.


Unemployment, Labor Market, Both Decline

The Springfield area's unemployment rate is down, but that's not necessarily a good thing.


Mitsubishi Plant in Normal to be Sold

Mitsubishi has confirmed its going to end production its plant in Normal.

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DNR Compiles Report to Combat Urban Flooding

The state’s Department of Natural Resources is out with some recommendations to protect urban homeowners and, for that matter, municipalities from flood damage.


Cullerton to Rauner: Submit New Pension Ideas with Balanced Budget Ideas

Senate President John Cullerton says he’s tried to get Gov. Bruce Rauner moving on pension reform, with little success.


Gunfire Damages East Side Homes

Three homes were hit by bullets but it doesn't appear anyone was injured.


Court Orders Medicaid Payments in Cook County, Entire State Could Be Next

The state has been ordered to keep making Medicaid payments in its most populous county, and the rest of Illinois may soon follow.

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Springfield Hilton to Become Wyndham in 2016

One of Springfield's most iconic downtown high rises is changing brands.


Police Seek Tips on Boost Mobile Armed Robbery

It's unclear what the right handed suspect got away with.

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Late Decatur Mayor McElroy Remembered at Funeral

Late Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy was remembered at his funeral as funny, caring, and as a man who deeply loved the city he's called home most of his life.

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