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Study: Good Salaries for U of I Professors

The salaries of faculty members at the University of Illinois are among the highest around.

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Proposal Would Require BAIID for 5 Years, Not 1

The device that locks up a car until the driver blows an alcohol-free breath into it is something of which State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) wants more.


Board Member Quits over Superintendent Search Process

Tony Smith was the only choice, so Jim Baumann quit


It’s Money Smart Week

Plenty of personal finance tips are available


Bankruptcy Is Not an Option

"Local Government Protection Authority" proposed


Durbin Won’t Back Kirk

Occupational hazard of being incumbent, he says


Radogno Diverts from Governor’s Line on Pension

The governor's idea has not been written into a bill yet


Record-Setting Day at ALPLM

Previous record: The day it opened

Illinois General Assembly

General Assembly Keeps Proposed Bills Moving

Several proposed bills currently being debated in the State Legislature.

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ADA Event Brings Backlash Against State Funding Cuts

Chicago man at event sounds off on how cuts to state programs will affect his life.

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Sex Offender Sentenced for Attempting to Lure Central Illinois Minor

Joseph Cain Harrison was found guilty in December.


Former Springfield Hospital Director Will Plead Guilty

Margaret Curtin to change plea deal after previously pleading not guilty.


$54 Million Embezzlement from City of Dixon Now Subject of College Courses

Case is being taught in accounting and forensic accounting courses.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Rauner Trying to Broker Mega-Deal in General Assembly

Dems say they're willing to work with the Governor.

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Phillips 66: 25K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leaks into Waterway

Leak discovered Friday morning near Wood River Refinery.

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Department of Transportation to Implement New Rules for Tanker Cars

Trains will be required to move through urban areas at a slower pace when carrying flammable liquids.

Record Store Day

Independent Record Stores Celebrate Record Store Day Today

Several labels will have special releases to celebrate today.

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Funeral for Cardinal George Set for Thursday

Cardinal George died Friday at the age of 78.


Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.

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