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Tempers Flare over “Budget” Votes

Fight over Rauner's suggested cuts

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Rauner Speaks to Chicago City Council

Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to sell his so-called "turnaround agenda" to a reluctant audience Wednesday: the Chicago City Council.

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Democrats Slam Rauner in IRMA Speeches

One of the top Democrats at the state Capitol says Gov. Bruce Rauner is showing he does not know everything.

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Agriculture is 2015 Illinois State Fair Theme

"Growing Illinois" is the theme of the 2015 Illinois State Fair.

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Marijuana Fine Bill Passes Senate Committee

The measure made it through the Illinois House last week.

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House Dems Against Rauner Cuts, House GOP Neutral

Illinois House Democrats have sent a clear message to Gov. Bruce Rauner that they disagree with his proposed cuts to human services in next year's budget.

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Springfield Budget Chief Says Finances Are Mostly Good

The City of Springfield says finances are in much better now than when Mike Houston once again became mayor four years ago.

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Springfield Park Police Captain Resigns

Springfield Park District Police Captain Jonathan Davis has called it quits.

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More Medical Marijuana Applications Approved

2,300 now approved for medical marijuana in Illinois.

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Feds to Look Into Oversight Agency Following Fatal Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general will look at how effective a federal safety oversight program is after a fatal truck crash in Illinois.

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Another Big Salary for Rauner Employee

Linda Lingle will receive a $198,000 salary starting in June.

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Missing SIUE Student Found Dead in Missouri

A Southern Illinois University student missing since Monday has been found dead.

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Tales of Woe Dominate Workers’ Comp Hearing

Hoosier: Don't be like our state

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Tractor Driver Killed in Wreck

Other driver refused treatment

The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.

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Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"

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Fallen Corrections Officers Honored

The community of people who work in the state's corrections and juvenile justice systems came together to honor their fallen comrades.

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Illinois Gas Prices Creep Upward

The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69

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Coroner: No Trauma Present in Body Found Behind Shopping Center

A man found dead behind a Springfield shopping center did not die from a traumatic experience.

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