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2 weeks ago

Property Tax Freeze, a Key Rauner Reform, Gets House OK

The Illinois House has approved a property-tax freeze — one of the key points on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda.

Rodney Groth

2 weeks ago

Former Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Misconduct, Sex Charges

45-year-old Rodney Groth made the plea to Solicitation of a Sex Act, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, and Official Misconduct.

Sanguinetti Budget

2 weeks ago

Effort to Abolish Lt. Guv Sinks

Attorney general would have taken over if needed

Sister Margaret Joan

2 weeks ago

Longtime SHG Principal to Step Down

The longtime principal of Sacred Heart Griffin High School isn't ready to call it a career, but she is ready to step away from her current job.

Tammie Bolden WGIL

2 weeks ago

Dismissal Proceedings in Galesburg Involving Former 186 Admin

Tammie Bolden has been placed on administrative leave, while the dismissal process against her continues.

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2 weeks ago

College Hope for Undocumented

Bill passes Illinois Senate

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2 weeks ago

Hundreds of Students Rally for Higher Ed Funding, MAP Grants

If they could afford it, students from dozens of colleges in the state went to the capitol to urge a long-term solution to the state budget impasse -- and specifically, the funding of MAP grants.

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2 weeks ago

Historic Sign Near Downtown Comes Down

A sign that many can see if they travel through part of downtown Springfield has come down, and is being taken to a better home.

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2 weeks ago

Millionaire Tax Fails in House

45 Republicans are on the record against it

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2 weeks ago

U of I Plans Civil Service Layoffs

An email sent by a University of Illinois administrator says the school's flagship campus is planning its first layoffs of civil-service workers as a result of the state financial crisis.

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2 weeks ago

University of Illinois Softball Player Charged

A University of Illinois softball player faces a disorderly conduct charge after police accused her of falsely reporting being mugged.

FanDuel

2 weeks ago

Fantasy Sports Legislation Advances

Legislation to legalize gambling on online daily fantasy sports in Illinois got initial approval in the state House amid concerns about whether it includes enough safeguards to prevent minors from participating.

Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH

2 weeks ago

Rare Blood Infection Outbreak Expands in IL

Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin outbreak.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

2 weeks ago

Mel Reynolds Jailed in Chicago

A judge has ordered the detention of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds after finding Reynolds' proposed place of residence while on bail in a tax case to be unacceptable.

Meghan Trainor arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios

Featuring: Meghan Trainor
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: Mario Mitsis/WENN.com

2 weeks ago

Meghan Trainor Added to Illinois State Fair Grandstand

She's "All About That Bass" -- and now she's all about the Illinois State Fair.

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2 weeks ago

Brother of Woman Killed in 1957 Wants Special Prosecutor

Charles Ridulph has hired an attorney to help him pursue a special prosecutor to defend the conviction.

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2 weeks ago

Sheriffs Deputies Kill Wanted Fugitive

Authorities say four sheriff's deputies have been placed on administrative leave after they fatally shot a Florida fugitive in northern Illinois.

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2 weeks ago

Term Limits Proposed for Illinois Lawmakers, Other Officials

Governor, legislative leaders, lawmakers could have an expiration date

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2 weeks ago

Graduated Tax Proposal Passes Committee

Amendment would change system; legislature would dictate scale

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2 weeks ago

Disorder at City Council Meeting Over Salvation Army Move

The matter isn’t up for a vote by the Springfield City Council for two weeks, but that didn’t matter to discontented residents of Springfield’s east side Tuesday night – especially those close to the former Gold’s Gym property.

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