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Illinois Legislature
9:43 am
Tue January 6, 2015

New Illinois Law Bans Police Ticket Quotas

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:23 am

Some police departments in Illinois could be issuing fewer tickets in the new year. 

A new state law went into effect that aims to get rid of ticket quotas.

Few police departments would ever admit to having a target number of tickets officers have to write each month. Even if there's no official policy in place, some police departments still follow a loose system.

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Absent for 3 1/2 Years
9:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Driver's License Bureau Could Return to Keokuk

An effort is underway to return the driver's license bureau to the South Lee County Courthouse.

The most controversial aspect of the reorganization of four Lee County departments in mid-2011 could soon be reversed.

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Political Newcomer
5:48 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Rauner Chooses Topinka Successor

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's choice as successor to the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire.
Credit Munger '14 Campaign website

Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is choosing a relative newcomer to state politics to be the next comptroller.

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Illinois Legislature
8:58 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Quinn's Final Week. What Is Coming Up.

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 6:14 am

Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final week in office with a speech and special session on the agenda, but it's unclear how hard lawmakers and leaders will work with the Democrat on a possible special election or other issues.  

Quinn has called legislators to Springfield Thursday. He wants legislation for a special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Senate President John Cullerton supports the idea, but House Speaker Michael Madigan says it's an executive branch issue.  

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Much Anticipated Project at WIU
11:10 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Center for Performing Arts Closer to Becoming Reality

An artist's rendering of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Western Illinois University

The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

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Location & Farms are Factors
10:42 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Illinois Key State in Food Distribution

More food passes through Illinois annually than any other state.

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Early Retirement / Extends Levy
12:52 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Burlington Schools Addressing Budget / Finances

Some recent actions by the Burlington School Board could help the panel craft the district's upcoming budget.

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Action by Governor
5:13 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Western Illinois Men Pardoned for Work on Underground Railroad

The Dr. Richard Eells House in Quincy
Credit The Friends of Dr. Richard Eells House

Illinois' Governor has posthumously pardoned three men for their work with the Underground Railroad.

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Trailers in Unincorporated Communities
2:45 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Recycling in Rural Lee County

The Great River Regional Waste Authority will soon offer recycling in rural Lee County.

It will soon be easier for residents of rural Lee County to recycle.

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11:09 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Burlington Election Results - 12/30

Jim Davidson will be returning to the Burlington City Council after decisively winning Tuesday's special election.

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