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Unions Sue for Continued Illinois Health Care Claim Payments

The unions fear with no promise of state payment, doctors will require cash upfront from patients.


Rauner Fires Illinois Lottery Manager

A recent report by the Illinois Legislature revealed the Illinois Lottery lost money last year for the first time since 2009.

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It’s National Thank A Police Officer Day

Illinois FOP says a smile and a thank you will do.


Durbin Calls Rauner’s Cuts to Child Care Assistance Program “Unrealistic”

An estimated 90 percent of parents who would’ve qualified under the old rules are now no longer eligible for child care assistance.

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Local Sister to See Pope Speak to Congress

Sister Philip Neri Crawford hopes to hear Pope Francis speak on the environment and helping the poor.


Park District to Launch Creation of New Master Plan

The Springfield Park District is well on its way to developing a brand new master plan.

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Ill. Congressmen Vote Against Parties in Planned Parenthood Vote

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll blame Republicans if the government is shut down over Planned Parenthood funding.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Former Ill. Congressman Jackson Completes Prison Sentence

Officials say Jackson's home confinement in Washington, D.C., is being lifted and his ankle monitor removed.

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Livestock Show Changes for State Fair

More young people will have the opportunity to show livestock at future Illinois state fairs.


No Trial for Landowners Concerned About Pipeline Plan

A central Illinois judge has decided that a handful of landowners with property in the path of a planned oil pipeline will receive up to $30,000 each -- but not the trial by jury they sought.

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Civic Education Advocates Excited About New Law

Advocates of civic education try to soothe parents' fears about the state's new requirement for high school civics courses.

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Schock Submits More Documents

Aaron Schock has submitted 72 more documents to a federal judge.


Let’s Talk about Maps

Push and pushback for remap revamp

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North Grand Avenue Looking to Make Comeback

They're officially off and running -- the North Grand Improvement Association, as they look to bring the area back to a splendor many say it hasn't seen in decades.


Earl Moorman’s Daughter: Family Shook Up, but Grateful

Dana Beck says her dad was on the way to visit his mother in a nursing home when he got stuck, even though it's a path he took plenty of times before.


Statewide Unemployment Declines; So Does Available Jobs

The unemployment rate is down in Illinois, but so is the number of available jobs.

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LaHood Sworn In: Officially Takes Over 18th District

Darin LaHood was sworn in Thursday, and Republicans now hold 247 of the 435 House seats


Aides Worked for Rauner, Paid by Comptroller

Three people in Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration began doing work for him while on the state comptroller's payroll.


Smokers Could Be Kicked Out of Beer Gardens

Lawmakers have quietly made it tougher for smokers to find a public place to light up.


Report: Illinois Lottery Loses Money

The Illinois Lottery lost money last year for the first time since 2009.

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