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Brawl over bargaining bill resumes; stakes are high

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By Mark Fitton

Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD The hotly disputed interest arbitration or “no strike-no lockout” bill is back in play in the state Capitol.

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By the Numbers: Valentine's Day

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census logoExpressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom onValentine's Day....

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NRF forecasts retail sales to grow 3.1% in 2016

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nrf logoThe National Retail Federation said Wednesday it expects retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, will grow 3.1 percent in 2016, which is higher than the 10-year...

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Downtown's largest hotel will re-open next year

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After being closed to the public for nearly two years, The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel will soon be able to reopen. 

fourpointsHawkeye Hotels, an Iowa-based hotel development company, announced it has purchased the foreclosed hotel from a private lender and plans to work closely with...

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Official: State museum could reopen in weeks

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By Mark Fitton

Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a state agency director said Monday.

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U.S. House bill would create regional manufacturing hubs

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WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in Congress would boost cities that are part of a federal program to invest in manufacturing,...

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Passport parking now available downtown

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city logoThe City of Peoria has announced a new way to pay for the parking meters in the downtown area.

passportparkingThe city has introduced...

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Valentine's Day spending expected to be higher

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vdayFrom a night out on the town to flowers and jewelry, Americans plan to spoil their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper...

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Rauner predicts CPS takeover plan will get downstate support

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By Mark Fitton

Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strapped school system, Gov. Bruce Rauner...

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