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LaHood Looks At His New Airport Terminal

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood got a close-up look at the Peoria airport terminal the now bears his name.

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ALPLM Volunteer Hours = $10 Million

The Abraham Lincoln Presidental Library and Museum recently reached a large milestone.

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Jimenez to State: Think Springfield First

State rep, mayor, push capital city

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Munger to Lawmakers: I’m Not Paying You First

Treating lawmaker pay like a state bill.

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Prisons Chief: Illinois Needs Rethinking on Drug Offenders

Acting agency Director John Baldwin spoke at the 13th annual Southern Illinois Drug Awareness Conference.

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Mechanicsburg Man in Jail Over Neighborhood Dispute Regarding the Sangamon River

Other neighbors involved were also alleged to have had weapons present at the dispute.

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Proposal Could Mean Illinois Drivers Taxed by Mile

A new proposal could tax Illinois drivers by the mile and mean devices are used to track the distance they travel.

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State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Halt Double Dipping with Pensions

One Northern Illinois lawmaker aims to change that to stop situations.

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Illinois Voters May Decide on Fate of Lt. Gov’s Office in November

Lieutenant Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti could be the last Lieutenant Governor of Illinois.

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Ethanol Fuel Debate Continues

Both sides of the debate over renewable fuels more or less squared off in an Illinois Senate committee room in…

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U of I to Consider Replacement Mascot

Nine years after the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek a student committee is recommending that the school consider a replacement.

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Judge Tosses 1957 Murder Conviction

Judge William P. Brady on Friday vacated the conviction of Jack McCullough and ordered him to be freed.

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Dogs Seized, Arrests Made Over Dog-fighting Ring

An investigation into dog fighting by authorities in northwestern Illinois has resulted in two arrests and the seizing of 58 dogs.

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Cook County Releases Jail Abuse Tapes

The sheriff who oversees one of the nation's most crowded jails has voluntarily released video showing half a dozen incidents of excessive force.

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Proposal Would Switch Illinois to Graduated Income Tax

Would raise almost $2B for state but cut taxes for most

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State Agencies Stress Driving Safety in Work Zones

National Work Zone Awareness Week

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Beware of Robbers Posing as Driveway & Gutter Repairmen

Local police are concerned that people are hitting the streets claiming to be handymen but really want to rob you.

Celebrities attend the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featuring: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 26 Nov 2015
Credit: Macguyver/WENN.com

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Benatar, Giraldo, Etheridge Added to State Fair Grandstand

The Illinois State Fair has added another group of well-known artists to their grandstand lineup.

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“Unfinished Work” Debuts at ALPLM

A new exhibit opens Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum highlighting more so-far unseen items from one of the museum’s collections.

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Chatham Man Accused of Trying to Make Pipe Bombs Near St. Louis

A man claiming to be from Chatham is accused of having the components to make pipe bombs in the St. Louis area.

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