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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

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Rauner Pens SJ-R Op-Ed, Warns of “Very Long” Extra Session

He notes the May 31 deadline for the Legislature to pass a new state budget and adjourn its spring session is fast approaching.

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Curtin Pleads Guilty to 11 Counts, Sentencing in August

Former St. John's Children's Hospital director Margaret "Peggy" Curtin has pleaded guilty to all 11 counts against her.

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in Entertainment

Marvel wants McConaughey

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to play "Spider-Man" villain the Green Goblin on the big screen.

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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ car sells for $185K

The bright orange 1993 Toyota Supra from the original movie has been sold at auction.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Stephen Curry’s daughter steals the show

The NBA MVP mixes a post-game interview with "take your daughter to work day."

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in Weird

Gross grass? Paint your lawn green

There's plenty of green in California's brown lawns.

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in National

Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1.

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in Lifestyle, National

Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Attorney General Talks Campus Rape in Washington

Madigan: Police must take allegations more seriously

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in Local

Rape Kit Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

Statue of limitations clock starts later

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in Music

B.B. King to be buried at namesake museum

The blues legend will return home to his native Mississippi next week.

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in Local

GOP Complains While Dems Draw Up “Budget”

Mautino: Progress at this point is about right

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in Music

Classic rockers team up for Sin City show, feature film

Twisted Sister, Extreme, Great White, and Skid Row are teaming up for a blast-from-the-past gig that will be filmed for a cinema release.

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in Entertainment

Julianna Marguiles writing children’s book

"The Good Wife" star has added her name to the list of celebrity children's authors.

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in Entertainment

Hollywood stars, presidents join Letterman for final act

The 68-year-old host, famed for his quick wit, sarcasm, and crazy stunts, still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

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in Sports

Smith, Labonte head up newest NASCAR class

Five men are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, May 21.

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in Sports

TOP 5: Cavs take game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Check out the top five plays from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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in Sports

NHL Preview: Blackhawks meet Ducks for game 3

Here's a look at Game 3 in the Western Conference Finals.

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in National

Crews struggle to clean 100,000 gallons of oil from California coastline

Cleanup crews fanned out across a California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum in what may be the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in 46 years.

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Today in entertainment history: May 27

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Oprah, BeyoncĂ© among world’s ‘most powerful’ women

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Other celebrity notables include Taylor Swift, Shakira and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Keira Knightley is a new mom

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The "Atonement" star has reportedly welcomed her first child.