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St. Clair County Judge Orders State Workers Be Paid

A St. Clair County judge has ordered the Illinois comptroller to fully pay state workers despite the Legislature's failure to adopt a fiscal 2016 budget.

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One-Month Spending Plan With State Employee Pay Attached Passes House

A one-month budget with guaranteed state-employee paychecks for July has won House approval but the change delays its delivery to the governor.

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District 186 to Look into Transportation Expenses

The Springfield Public School budget isn't all positive, as administrators are worried about their transportation budget.

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Treasurer Offers No-Interest Loans Through Credit Unions

State employees who won't get paid until a budget is passed may be eligible for interest-free loans.

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Lawmakers Irritated No One Shows Up to Workers Comp Hearing

Not only did the Rauner administration snub a House committee's invitation to testify, it missed out on a good story to tell, in the opinion of the committee's chairman.

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Court Upholds Death Ruling in Fatal Northern Ill. Grain Bin Accident

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. filed the appeal after a Carroll County jury awarded $8 million each to the families of Alejandro Pacas, 19, and Wyatt Whitebread, 14.

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Ex-POW to Speak at Vietnam Veterans Convention in Springfield

The organization says William A. Robinson will give the keynote address to close out opening ceremonies on July 22.

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Stopgap Budget Makes Progress

Senate-passed one-month plan passes House committee

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Springfield Public Works Reports Two Sewer Cave-Ins

Springfield's Public Works Department says there are two more sewer cave-ins.

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The Highs — And, Mostly Lows — of the 18th District Special Primary

Tuesday's special primary election in the 18th Congressional District was historic -- historically bad.

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Dist. 186 to Add Security Cameras, Police Presence

More security cameras will be installed at Springfield's High Schools, and the district's middle schools will also get cameras, under a $500,000 plan the District 186 Board has approved.

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

Rauner: Give Me Reform, I’ll Sign Tax Hike

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he'll set aside his distaste for tax increases and approve one if the Legislature approves his business-friendly reforms.

Republican Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks as he announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House in 2016.

Featuring: Marco Rubio
Where: Miami, Florida, United States
When: 13 Apr 2015
Credit: Johnny Louis/JLNPhotography/WENN.com

Rubio Campaigns in Illinois

Jobs and higher education were the focus of a Republican presidential candidate's visit to Illinois.

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Dublin Pub Responds to Discriminatory Job Ad — “We Were Hacked”

It's another case of "don't believe everything you read."

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DCFS: Business as Usual

Services will continue, employees will be paid

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Wrong Way Wreck Closes I-55

Nobody hurt; driver cited for DUI

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Springfield School Board Approves Budget

They're hopeful the money comes through, but for now, the Springfield Public School budget isn't reflecting the extra money signed into law for K-12 schools by Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Springfield City Council Again Delays Decision on Vacation Buyout Perk

Budget director says the perk is unsustainable.

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Amtrak Train to St. Louis Delayed Twice — Once Due to Freight Train Derailment

A freight train derailment in Pontiac resulted in a 14-hour train ride for Amtrak passengers looking to go toward St. Louis.

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LaHood Gets GOP Nod in 18th Congressional District Race, Mellon Wins Dem Primary

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has won the Republican special primary in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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