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L. Madigan: Medical Pot Must Be Done with Minimal Risk

Reviews underway under new governor

Student Testing

Opt Out of Standardized Tests, Says Lawmaker

Criticism: the tests teach you nothing

homeless

Illinois Homeless Education Unfunded

$3 million request this year

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Creators of Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to Mark 10 Year Anniversary

Celebrations are planned throughout 2015 with the first on February 26.

deer hunting

Bill Would Allow Hunters to Use Silencers

Proponents say silencers would reduce hearing loss.

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Rauner Not Satisfied with Minimum Wage Bill As Is?

Upcoming State of the Budget Address set for February 18th.

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Help for Those Needing to Sign Up for Get Covered Illinois

Get Covered Illinois is urging Illinois residents to enroll for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline. Health insurance marketplace…

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Illinois Woman Sentenced Over Beating Death of Toddler Son

A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to six months in jail in connection with the killing of her 2-year-old son, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

Aaron Shock

Rough Week for Schock

Congressman Schock under fire for office decor, racists comments made on social media by his communications director, and selling a house for more than it was worth to a campaign contributor.

measles

Durbin Blames Measles Spike on Anti-Vaccination Parents

Considering Illinois has had only 10 confirmed cases in the last five years, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the growing number of anti-vaccination parents may be to blame.

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Rauner Plays in Peoria

“I’m a business guy. I’m not a politician. I’ve never been inside government,”

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Young Professionals, Entrepreneurship and the Springfield Mayor’s Race

Is the Springfield start up scene satisfied with what it's heard so far?

medicaid

Medicaid Pays $3.7 Million Toward Medical Expenses for Dead People

$3.7 million was paid for medical care for about 1,100 people who died.

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Springfield Police Issue 5 DUI’s on Super Bowl Sunday

Federal grant money paid for the extra enforcement.

RONALD REAGAN

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Ronald Reagan is the only president born in Illinois

Preschool

Governor’s Team Blames Quinn for Child Care Shortfall

$300M would get program through June

sorenson

Police Looking for Springfield Crooked Contractor

Police are looking for a Springfield based contractor who they say bilked $50,000 from someone.

capitol

Rep. Schock Spokesman Resigns Amid Social Media Racism Allegations

Congressman Aaron Schock's spokesman has stepped down amid allegations of racism on social media.

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