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A southern Illinois lawmaker is weighing in on the controversy surrounding a Chicago area legislator.

A complaint unsealed Monday in federal court accuses Chicago Democratic State Representative Luis Arroyo of offering a $2,500 monthly payment to a sitting state senator for the senator's support on sweepstakes-related legislation.

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Illinois' governor and acting head of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency surveyed the flooding in southernmost Illinois.

After receiving an emergency response briefing in Metropolis Tuesday, Governor J-B Pritzker said state government will be proactive in helping communities deal with natural disasters.

Changes in rural addresses in Hardin County are causing issues when some residents apply for and renew FOID and Concealed Carry Licenses.

State Representative Patrick Windhorst says the fee is a concern.

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It's been two months since Patrick Windhorst won his race to represent the 118th district in the Illinois House.

Since then, the Metropolis republican says he's been busy learning the process ahead of Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony.

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Voters in the 118th Illinois House district are sending a new representative to Springfield.

Republican Patrick Windhorst defeated democrat Natalie Phelps-Finnie in the mid-term election winning 58-percent of the vote.