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Income Tax Season Begins Today

This year will be interesting for those who purchased health insurance on the exchange – they estimated their income and received a tax credit to help pay for their insurance.

01/20/2015

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Police: 2014 Concealed-Carry Permits in Illinois Top 91,000

Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois’ total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.

01/16/2015

The old eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to the Poplar Street Bridge is coming down for good. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Interstate 44 Shutting Down this Weekend

At 8 p.m. Friday, crews will shut down the depressed section of Interstate 44 and I-44 and Interstate 55 ramps to the Poplar Street Bridge so they can tear down the Memorial Drive ramp.

01/15/2015

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Could IL Legalize Recreational Marijuana with Rauner as Governor?

Dan Linn, Illinois director of the pro-pot group NORML, thinks it’s possible considering the money the state could rake in from legalization.

01/08/2015

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Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could Grow

Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois’ new pilot program, but the list doesn’t include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.

01/06/2015

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Some Illinois Children Will Qualify for Medical Marijuana

Illinois children with epilepsy and other seizure disorders will be able to use medical marijuana products under a new law in the New Year.

12/30/2014

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Tax Drop to Put More Money in Illinois Paychecks

Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.

12/29/2014

Police is riot gear stage outside of the Edward Jones Dome in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raiders - St. Louis Rams football game in St. Louis on November 30, 2014. Police were anticipating trouble from protestors who have been vocal after the Ferguson grand jury decision. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

REPORT: Illinois Police Spent $120K After Ferguson

Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.

12/29/2014

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Illinois Streamlines Ticket Collection

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a plan that allows drivers charged with some minor traffic offenses to pay fines without a court appearance.

12/28/2014

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Trade Group for Illinois’ Wine Industry Makes Big Hire

The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association has hired a full-time executive director for the first time.

12/12/2014

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