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New Charges Filed Against Former St. John’s Children’s Hospital Director

New charges have been filed against the former head of St. John's Children's Hospital director Margaret "Peggy" Curtin.


Uber Up and Running in Springfield

Springfield has become the second city in Illinois to welcome Uber to town.

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Radogno: Education Funding Reform Needs More Work

“Senate Bill 16 absolutely gutted the Chicago suburbs,” Radogno said.

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Quinn Running Out of Time to Announce Medical Marijuana Licenses

His administration had promised the decision by the end of 2014 but still hasn't made it.

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ACA Counts Rural Gains

800,000 Illinoisans enrolled under Affordable Care Act


Kirk: Good Riddance

Senator ties outgoing governor to imprisoned predecessor


Congressman Davis Seeking Trade Opportunities with Cuba

Trade with Cuba could be a job creator

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Kincaid Ex-Mayor Receives Probation

Long-running case comes to an end


Legislature Approves Special Election

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers' approval of a special election for comptroller is a "victory for democracy.''


Munger Will Run if Comptroller Special Election Approved

Illinois' incoming comptroller says she'd run in a 2016 special election if lawmakers approve one at a legislative session in Springfield.


Springfield Police Seek Tips on Christmas Day Shooting

Police say two men broke into an apartment in the 2400 block of Ladley Court early the morning of the 25th.


Problems and Solutions at DCFS

Hearing into abuse


Business Group Pushes for 40-Hour Week

Congressional vote possible today

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Quinn Is Retiring (Involuntarily) But Not Shy

He spoke truth to power, he has been in power, he will speak truth to power

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Madigan, Cullerton Support Special Comptroller Election

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will support a proposal to establish a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

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Expert: Lincoln Presidential Library Needs Better Governance, Not Split

Experts say making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency would hamper its ability to modernize.


OSHA Cites Springfield Company for Pekin Worker Deaths

A federal agency has filed violations against a Springfield agricultural products company after two workers died at its Pekin facility.


DCFS Director Says Child Abuse Claims “Appalling”

Bobbie Gregg testified Wednesday before state lawmakers in the wake of a newspaper investigation.


Could Rauner Rethink His Position on Pot?

May be convinced by potential revenue stream


Simon Prepares for What’s Next

A return to academia is possible for one-term lieutenant governor

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