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Peregrine Falcon Coming Back

A bird thought to be threatened no longer is.


Aaron Schock Resigns

Schock's last day in office will be March 31.


Durkin: No New Taxes

No new revenue for FY 15 or FY 16

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Finger-Pointing Dominates Budget Hearing

GOP: Democrats messed it up


Playground Bill Passes Committee

Restaurant play areas are breeding ground for germs, etc.

3-16-15 Springfield School Board

Springfield School Board Settles Employee Dress Code Debate

More business, less casual, for District 186 teachers and staff.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Groups Urge Obama Library Locate in Chicago

Groups want Chicago to be the home of Obama Presidential Library,


Sangamon Co. Man Dies in Cass Co. Accident

A Springfield-area man dies in Cass County accident.

(Maj. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei of Springfield, Illinois, Illinois National Guard Adjutant General swears in newly promoted Brig. Gen. Alicia Tate-Nadeau, formerly of Delevan, Illinois, now Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, Mar. 7 at the Illinois Military Academy in Springfield. Tate-Nadeau is the first female in Illinois National Guard history to be promoted as a general officer. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jason Dorsey, Illinois National Guard Public Affairs.)

Illinois National Guard Has First Female General

Illinois National Guard has its first female general


Horace Mann Insurance Celebrates 70th Birthday

Springfield-based Horace Mann is celebrating a big birthday helping their most important contributors at a time when every little bit of help is needed.


Former Lawmaker’s Federal Child Porn Sentencing Moved

The sentencing of former Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham on federal child pornography charges will be held in a different venue.

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Chicago: More TV Shows Being Shot There

More TV shows are shooting in Chicago.


Chicago’s Willis Tower Sold

What many people still call the Sears Tower is being sold again.


Lawmakers: Another Capital Construction Bill Needed

It's time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program.

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Illinois Leads in Historic Tax Credits

No state tax dollars are used, says IHPA official

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TIF: Economic Development Tool or Boondoggle?

Franks bill would put TIF info on property tax bills

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Will Your Driver’s License Get You on a Plane?

Your Illinois DL does not conform to the federal Real ID Act


Child Care Cut Is Not a Savings, Advocates Say

Child Care Assistance Program is on borrowed time

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Economic Recovery Is Not Fast Enough for Everyone

Illinois GDP up 2 percent per year

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