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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady speaks during a debate Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Naperville, Ill. The four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor faced off in a debate on the central issue in the campaign _ the state's economy.

Beware of Overtime, Says Sen. Brady

Staying in Springfield past May 31 does not get you what you want, he warns

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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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New Lawmaker Says Budget Solution Coming

The youngest member of the Illinois legislature says she's hopeful the mess with the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget is this week.

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Guards Injured Following Inmate Attack at Pontiac

Three guards at the Pontiac Correctional Center were injured today when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon.

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Three Union Workers Added to Rauner’s “Fair Share” Lawsuit

The drive to dilute the influence of public sector unions in Illinois continues.

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The State Budget Fix May Be In

The Republican leader in the Illinois Senate calls this a "do or die week" on dealing with the shortfall in the current budget.

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AG Madigan: Rauner’s Right to Work Ideas are Illegal

The governor's idea of allowing local jurisdictions to be right-to-work and to opt out of the Prevailing Wage Act is not legal, according to the attorney general.

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Calvin Christian Arrested in Jacksonville, Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Springfield blogger Calvin Christian is again in trouble with the law -- this time in Jacksonville.

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Chamber Head Talks Rauner “Turnaround” Agenda

Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" will put Illinois on the right path, supporters say, but it's not going to be quick.

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Scherer Legislation to Cull State Vehicle Fleet

As many as a fourth of the vehicles in the state's fleet could end up being history if legislation in the Illinois House is passed.

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Gov. Rauner’s Motorcade Again Involved in Accident; Trooper Injured

Illinois State Police say a vehicle behind one Rauner was in lost control and hit a rear axle of a semi on I-55.

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Some Crowdfunding Could Be Regulated

Helps startups, supporters say

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Natural Disasters Hurt Women More

Poverty makes disaster worse, research says

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Don’t Get Scammed!

Don't give your Social Security number

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Partisanship Carries the Day

Neither Kirk nor Durbin is impressed with their own parties' actions

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Lincoln Funeral Train Replica Won’t Recreate Historic Trip

Fundraisers fall $100K short of goal for replica funeral train car.

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Lawmakers Consider Letting Municipalities Declare Bankruptcy

Under state law, cities and towns cannot currently declare bankruptcy in Illinois.

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University Presidents Attempt to Save State Funding

NIU and ISU presidents testify before state lawmakers in hopes of avoiding funding cuts.

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Clerks Worried About Special Election for Schock’s Seat

Special election to take place same day as Same Day Voter Registration Law takes effect.

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Madigan Says Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals Illegal

AG's office says Governor's proposals violate federal and state labor law.

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