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Durbin Flies More Money to Capital Airport

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport will get $1.9 million in federal transportation money to make a number of improvements.

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Man Tells Story of North End, Lanphier

A North End native has written a book about life there and at Lanphier High School.

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Madigan Schedules Vote on Millionaire’s Tax

Voters overwhelmingly supported the idea through a non-binding ballot question last fall.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Rauner Admin. Denies Turnaround Agenda Request, Appeal Filed

"A record shall not be exempt when the record is publicly cited and identified by the head of the public body.''

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Illinois House Supports Property Tax Freeze, Rauner Objects

The acrid debate followed by one day the failure of a "right-to-work" bill copied and pasted from the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

5-15-15 National Guard Deployment

Guard Deployment About Poland, Support, Family

Five members of the Illinois Army National Guard's Bilateral Embedded Staff Team are deploying to Afghanistan.

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Sangamon Co. Looking to Fill Board, County Auditor Positions

There are two vacancies in Sangamon County government -- applications are being accepted for them until next Friday, May 22.

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Police Looking for Help Solving Recent Murder

Sangamon and Menard County Crimestoppers says a man was shot and killed in the Capitol City Lodge parking lot at Brown and Martin Luther King Dr. late this past Saturday night.

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IDOT: Rough Roads Ahead

Multi-year plan unveiled

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Lawmakers Promote Illinois Coal

Rep Bradley: Illinois' footprint could shrink

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St. John’s, SIU Partner on NICU, Women’s Health Care Expansion

What some say has been a rocky relationship recently between Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine and St. John's Hospital in Springfield is a little bit better.

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Illinois “Right to Work” Legislation Shot Down

Democrats in a heated debate said the proposal would adversely affect middle class families.

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Audit: $321k Paid for Services to Dead or Incarcerated People

A report from the state auditor's office has found more than $321,000 was paid for services to dead people through a program in the Illinois Department of Aging.

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IDPH: New Medical Marijuana Conditions Aren’t Approved Yet

Eager Illinois marijuana patients are jumping the gun by submitting applications for diseases that haven't yet been officially approved

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City Council Hears About Potential Student Housing Development

A developer of off-campus student housing throughout Iowa and elsewhere in Illinois, among other places, wants to do so here.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner: Some of My Ideas Are Off the Table, Pensions Still Unclear

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he plans several simultaneous pension strategies, now that he knows it's difficult to predict what the Illinois Supreme Court will do.

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Amtrak Makes Case for Continued State Funding

State support for Amtrak would go down by more than one-third, under the governor's proposed budget.

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Peoria Cathedral to Get Remodel

$2.3 million of work has started on Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

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Peoria to Begin Using Parking App

Need to pay for parking in Peoria? There's an app for that.

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Special Olympics, IHSA Partner for Bass Fishing Tournament

Another state high school athletic tournament is this weekend, but this one will involve the Special Olympics.

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