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9 hrs ago | UPI
A group aimed at keeping religion away from politics said the large "A" near the Christmas display in Chicago's Daley Plaza is aimed at encouraging atheists.
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13 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur
A Springfield financial advisor has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an 84-year-old woman from Sangamon County out of $65,000.
16 hrs ago | WIFR
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to get about $74,000 in back pay now that Illinois lawmakers have finally approved a pension deal.
Springfield Illinois is just one of the cities along the iconic Route 66 . The route that stretched from Chicago to California was made famous with stops along the way as well as the television show and lyrics from Bobby Troup's song that says, "If you ever plan to motor west Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Like Detroit firemen and policemen who paid their full pension dues, many Americans will be rewarded in old age by poverty.
At this time of year, workers climb onto the roof of the Capitol and string those multi-colored holiday lights.
The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial will host the 26th annual Christmas Remembrance ceremony for Illinois soldiers listed as prisoners of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
A Springfield fire official today said tests revealed baby powder was the suspicious white substance that fell out of an envelope in a building across from the Capitol.
Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin , R-Burr Ridge, participates in a Pension Committee hearing Tuesday as Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan , D-Chicago, House staffer Heather Weir Vaught and Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno , R-Lemont, observe at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Norman Mailer once said that Marilyn Monroe "lived in a swamp of legends, lies, and factoids."
There is something going on here in Springfield, IL. A suspicious letter was delivered to the governor's office.
Illinois on Tuesday becomes the largest state in the nation to test undocumented immigrants seeking temporary drivers' licenses, but don't expect a stampede right away at Secretary of State facilities.
Thirty historic and museum sites in Illinois are contributing their expertise and artistic flair to create a one-of-a-kind display of holiday decorations at the state executive mansion this December.
A bipartisan committee of lawmakers has approved a plan to deal with Illinois' $100 billion pension problem.
Illinois' has a long, demonstrated history of pension funding neglect. The U.S. government even found Illinois guilty of Pension Fraud! Illinois' has a long, demonstrated history of pension funding neglect.