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Durbin Blames Measles Spike on Anti-Vaccination Parents

Considering Illinois has had only 10 confirmed cases in the last five years, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the growing number of anti-vaccination parents may be to blame.


Rauner Plays in Peoria

“I’m a business guy. I’m not a politician. I’ve never been inside government,”


Young Professionals, Entrepreneurship and the Springfield Mayor’s Race

Is the Springfield start up scene satisfied with what it's heard so far?


Medicaid Pays $3.7 Million Toward Medical Expenses for Dead People

$3.7 million was paid for medical care for about 1,100 people who died.


Springfield Police Issue 5 DUI’s on Super Bowl Sunday

Federal grant money paid for the extra enforcement.


Happy Birthday, Mr President

Ronald Reagan is the only president born in Illinois


Governor’s Team Blames Quinn for Child Care Shortfall

$300M would get program through June


Police Looking for Springfield Crooked Contractor

Police are looking for a Springfield based contractor who they say bilked $50,000 from someone.


Rep. Schock Spokesman Resigns Amid Social Media Racism Allegations

Congressman Aaron Schock's spokesman has stepped down amid allegations of racism on social media.

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Victory, Possible Defeat for District 186 Finances

The Springfield Public School District, like many districts in Illinois, has faced its fair share of budget challenges over the past few years -- but for now there's at least a small victory.


Police Seeking Tips on Springfield Area Credit Card Thefts

Police are trying to track down people they suspect are stealing credit card numbers and using them locally.


Minimum Wage Bill Increase Passes Full Senate

The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 per hour by 2019.


Measles Cluster in Suburban Chicago Under Investigation

Public health officials say they are investigating a cluster of measles cases in suburban Chicago.


Governor Wants Less Money in Illinois Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner is for less money in politics.


Bipartisan Dislike for Rauner’s State of the State Address

Legislators from both parties found things to dislike about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address.

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FutureGen’s Federal Funding Ends; State Leaders React

Two Illinois leaders are speaking out against the recent decision to end federal funding for FutureGen, the clean-coal project in Meredosia.

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Crash Kills Boy, 16

Minivan driver lost control

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