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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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Proposed Legislation Pardons Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Bill would provide amnesty to the person in need of medical help and person who called 911 on their behalf.

IL Dept Juv Justice

Budget Shortfall Could Interrupt Juvenile Offender Program

State needs to plug funding gap with $5.3 million.

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Illinois House Hashes Out School Funding Reform Puzzle

Lawmakers say greater fairness and accountability is needed.

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Rauner Appointee Bows Out of Hospital Board Position

Richard Burrow removed himself from consideration for post.

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Cannon fire, 2,000 Re-enactors Among Lincoln Funeral Events

Events included artillery fire and 21-gun salute.

Kyle Day Accident

Illinois Man Killed Running Across I94 in Minneapolis

28 year old Kyle Day was from Springfield.


Kirk Sponsors Bill That Sets Data Breach Notification Standards

Mark Kirk says his bill would override state standards and set a federal standard.

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