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Illinois “Right to Work” Legislation Shot Down

Democrats in a heated debate said the proposal would adversely affect middle class families.

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Audit: $321k Paid for Services to Dead or Incarcerated People

A report from the state auditor's office has found more than $321,000 was paid for services to dead people through a program in the Illinois Department of Aging.

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IDPH: New Medical Marijuana Conditions Aren’t Approved Yet

Eager Illinois marijuana patients are jumping the gun by submitting applications for diseases that haven't yet been officially approved

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City Council Hears About Potential Student Housing Development

A developer of off-campus student housing throughout Iowa and elsewhere in Illinois, among other places, wants to do so here.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Rauner: Some of My Ideas Are Off the Table, Pensions Still Unclear

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he plans several simultaneous pension strategies, now that he knows it's difficult to predict what the Illinois Supreme Court will do.

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Amtrak Makes Case for Continued State Funding

State support for Amtrak would go down by more than one-third, under the governor's proposed budget.

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Peoria Cathedral to Get Remodel

$2.3 million of work has started on Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria.

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Peoria to Begin Using Parking App

Need to pay for parking in Peoria? There's an app for that.

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Special Olympics, IHSA Partner for Bass Fishing Tournament

Another state high school athletic tournament is this weekend, but this one will involve the Special Olympics.

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Center for Wrongful Convictions Wants New DNA Testing in 1977 Peoria Murder

Johnnie Lee Savory spent 30 years in prison for the 1977 deaths, and was pardoned in 2011 by then-Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

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Hobbie to City Council: Go With Hunter Lake

Outgoing City Water Light and Power head Eric Hobbie is urging the new Springfield City Council to move forward with building up Hunter Lake so it can be a secondary water supply for the city.

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Advances for AMBER Alert

It's helped find 42 kids in 13 years

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More Pension Ideas Are Afloat

House Dems: Guv's ideas won't fly

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Rauner Endorses LaHood in 18th District Congressional Race

Rauner says LaHood favors "limited government, low taxes, individual liberties (and) personal responsibility.''

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Man Found Dead Behind North Grand Thrift Store Identified

The body of David Chase, 47, of Springfield was discovered Wednesday morning.

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Redfield: Lay Off All State Workers? That’s Illegal.

The idea, put forth in a Chicago Tribune editorial, suggests laying everyone off and hiring them back under a new pension system.

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Langfelder Defends Appointments, “More Hiring to Do”

Langfelder says he so far has hired people whom he believes to be the best for the job.

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Cullerton Updates Pension Overhaul Proposal

He could offer state workers a choice between keeping annual cost-of-living increases in retirement or counting future pay raises when calculating their retirement benefits.

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Illinois State Museum Building Dedicated for Late Sen. Alan Dixon

The building housing the Illinois State Museum in Springfield has officially been named in honor of late former Senator Alan Dixon, who passed away last July.

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Styx, Tesla to Play State Fair Despite Meatloaf’s Cancellation

Meatloaf won't be gracing Springfield with his presence, but the show will go on.

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