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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.

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Police Seek West Side Burglar/Burglars

A block on Springfield's west side is being targeted by burglars.

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The Return of the Millionaire Tax

3 percent "surchage"

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Climate Change Can Be Costly

Group puts a price on it

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Consolidating Local Governments? One Lawmaker Has Tips

Now that the governor is backing efforts to consolidate local government units, one state lawmaker has suggestions on where to start.

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Rauner Meets with “Cabinet,” Vows Good Changes

A few dozen people in a meeting room Wednesday afternoon made up what the governor said was his cabinet.

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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Schock’s Spending

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says available evidence "warrants a full investigation."

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USDA: Illinois Had Historic Corn, Soybean Yields in 2014

The Illinois Farm Bureau says last fall's harvest was an historic crop.

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Lawmakers, Business Groups React to Keystone XL Veto

The veto of the Keystone pipeline bill is unwelcome news to some in Illinois, but not unexpected.

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Central Ill. Regional Airport Looks to Expand Tax Base

The Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority wants to expand its tax base to give it the option of increasing revenue.

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Moody’s: Rauner’s Budget Plan Unrealistic

A top credit rating agency has called GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's $32 billion budget proposal "hard to implement.

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State Police Begin Releasing SPD Shredding Investigation Documents

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says his advisers had never seen him so angry.

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Houston Defeated: Langfelder, Palazzolo Move On in Springfield Mayoral Race

Springfield City Treasurer Jim Langfelder and Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo will face each other in April's general election.

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Senor, Haley Move On in Ward 2 Race

The Ward 2 aldermanic field has been narrowed from six to two.

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Downtown High Rise Fire Kills One, Injures Two

One woman is dead and several others are injured following an early morning high-rise fire in downtown Springfield.

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Women Making Inroads Into Non-Traditional Agriculture Careers

Women are changing the face of Agriculture.

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Doctors: Don’t Leave Out Our Input

Some painkillers are highly addictive

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Anti-Violence Group Meets

Preventing the next school shooting is the goal

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