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It Was “A Miracle That No One Was Killed” in Marengo House Explosion

The fiery explosion Sunday morning that hurt two people and damaged more than 50 homes "could have been so much worse" according to fire officials and witnesses.

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Congressman Randy Hultgren Talks with Riley About Post-Election Washington D.C.

With Donald Trump winning the presidency last night, and the Republicans holding both the House and the Senate, we asked 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren, also victorious last night, to give us his thoughts on what to watch for in Washington.

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Illinois House Takes Up Gun Control Legislation

A day after the U.S. Senate rejected four different gun control proposals, Illinois House member Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, introduced a new gun control measure in the House, and it's gaining some bi-partisan support.

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Illinois Budget Battles: “This is Simply Embarrassing.”

There's been a lot of talk over the last year about Illinois' lack of a state budget, and a lot of finger-pointing between the political parties over the continuing impasse. Very few things illustrate the disconnect between the majority and minority parties as well as an exchange between legislators after the Democrats in the House passed Speaker Madigan's 500-plus page, $7 billion out-of-balance spending plan for fiscal 2017.

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What We’ve Paid Illinois Lawmakers for No Budget

If you're keeping score, it's been about 10 months since we've had a state budget here in Illinois. Funding for many, many things has been put on indefinite hold, but House, Senate, and leadership salaries keep getting paid, along with stipends for House and Senate leadership.

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Rockford’s Oldest House For Sale [PHOTOS]

The oldest house in Rockford for sale was built in 1866 and holds quite a bit of history.

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Most Illinois House and Senate Races Uncontested

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Eleven months before Election Day, more than half of state legislative elections may have already been decided...

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Illinois House Committees To Consider Spending $5B in Federal Funds

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are expected to consider a plan to spend about $5 billion in federal funds during the state budget stalemate...

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger Explains TPA, TAA, & TPP [AUDIO]

There has been much discussion about pending trade legislation in Washington and exactly what it entails. We talked with Rep. Adam Kinzinger on the show in an attempt to get detailed answers on exactly what is inside the TPA, the TAA, and the TPP:

Earlier this month, the Congressman joined "Riley & Scot" to discuss the Senate's lack of action on data collection powers and Sne. Ra...

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Illinois House Discusses Overhaul of DCEO

Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network

Another hours-long “committee of the whole” took up Tuesday afternoon in the Illinois House, this time on the subject of economic development...

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