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Former State Rep. Reports to Prison

A terminally ill former Illinois lawmaker has reported to prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence.

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$500k More Coming to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

The announcement brings the total amount of federal money awarded to the airport since Friday up to roughly $2.3 million dollars.

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Lawsuit: Denver Man Monopolizing Illinois Marijuana Business

A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana.

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Dist. 186 Board President Unhappy with Football Coach Reporting

Springfield High School has a new football coach, and while the school board president is happy about that, he's not happy with how people learned about it.

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Msall: Illinois Simply Is Poorly Run, Regardless of Ranking or Tax Rate

Civic Federation: Perhaps raising the income tax, applying the sales tax to services, or taxing retirement income is the answer

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District 186 Board Rejects Political Ad Policy Change

Members rejected a revised policy allowing political candidates to post or run ads in programs or at sporting events, as long as they don't mention what office the candidate is running for.

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Illinois Policy Institute Defends “Fire ‘Em All” Editorial

Should the state really fire every single employee and re-hire them in order to move them to a new pension plan?

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Former Ward 4 Aldermanic Candidate Mulls Legal Action

Could there be legal action regarding last month's Ward 4 race in Springfield? It's possible.

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Killeen Starts U of I Presidency, Mulls Potential Budget Shortfall

Monday was the first day on the job for University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen.

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Springfield Arborist Tries to Spare Trees from Ash Borer

Ash trees in Sangamon, Mason, Logan, Christian, and Menard Counties have already been lost to E-A-B.

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Man Accused of Killing SIUE Student Due in Court

A judge says a preliminary hearing date in the case of Michael Gordon has been scheduled for June 29th.

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Durbin: More Innovation, Please

Proposal would drive money for science, energy, defense, and more

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IDOT: We Know Roads Must Be Improved

Acting secretary also discusses Peotone

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Kinzinger Is Okay with NSA Data Collection

Congressional vote needed to re-authorize

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A Woman on the Twenty?

U.S. Rep. Gutierrez is in favor

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Route 66 Is Open to Bicycles

Bike organization promotes map

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Marine from Aurora Killed in Chopper Crash

One of eight killed in relief mission

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