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Schock Court Records Unsealed

Schock was issued a federal grand jury subpoena seeking campaign and congressional records the day before he resigned his seat.

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Farm Bureau Group Endorses LaHood for Congress

The political arm of the Illinois Farm Bureau says it's endorsing State Senator Darin LaHood in the special election for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock.

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Push Continues for Reducing Sentences on Some Crimes

The long wait on reducing sentences for nonviolent drug crimes may end when Congress reconvenes next month.

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Does Continued Discussion About Budget Cuts Help?

The parade of providers, professionals, and clients continues during the now weekly “committee of the whole” in the Illinois House.

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Million Dollar Antique Heist in Peoria

More than $1 million worth of jewelry and gems are missing.

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Illini Take Over Rantoul

Businesses in Rantoul are ready for the influx of University of Illinois football players.

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Report: Credit Rating Outweighs Driving Record in Figuring Insurance Rates

State Farm spokeswoman downplays Consumer Reports investigation

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Downstate to White House: Slow Down on Coal Regs

Forby, Bradley: this could exacerbate unemployment

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Want More Sunshine? You Got It !!

Political Reform portal unveiled

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More Than a Third of Providers Have Curtailed Services

United Way surveyed 400 providers

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DHFS, DHS: Medicaid Providers to be Paid Despite Budget Impasse

Officials in two Illinois agencies say they'll process payments to Medicaid providers despite the state budget impasse.

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Durbin Says U.S. Congressmen Won’t Intervene in Illinois’ Budget Impasse

Dick Durbin says Illinois' congressional delegation won't "ride to the rescue" to break the state's budget impasse.

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Suspect Kills Self After Carjacking, Bank Robbery

Suspect shot himself when confronted by officers.

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Mt. Zion Man Gets 45 Years in Wife’s Drowning Death

Chad Cutler was sentenced Friday in Macon County court.

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Decatur Man Charged with Armed Robbery, Murder

Indictment says victim was driver of the getaway car during the robbery.

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Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police originally treated the accident as a fatality though the motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries.

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Illinois Housing Agency Offers Federal Down Payment Help

Program offered in ten Illinois counties could help as many as 4000 would-be homeowners.

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New Law Will Help Locate Missing Alzheimer’s Patients

Silver Search Program will work like Amber Alerts.

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Owners Could Face Charges For Leaving Pets Outdoors

Governor Rauner signed bill in to law that would punish pet owners for failing to safeguard pets during extreme weather.

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First Year to Honor Ag Ambassadors at Illinois State Fair

The Brandt Family of will be the first honored this year.

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