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Illinois Medical Marijuana Advisory Board Appointments Made

It was one of Quinn's last acts as Illinois governor, but he didn't appoint the full board.

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner , center, and his wife Diana attend an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Rauner will be inaugurated as the 42nd governor of Illinois later in the morning.

Constitutional Officers Receive Blessings at Pre-Inauguration Prayer Service

Illinois' incoming statewide officeholders have received prayers and blessings at an interfaith service that's part of the inauguration festivities.

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UIS Recognized for Online Teaching

Listed as top-20 university for web-based teaching

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Economic Tool Invites Lawsuit

Unqualified companies get goodies, suit says

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Great Moments in Inauguration History

Walker's missteps stand out

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Springfield Welcomes You

"Always Legendary"

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Bids Us Farewell

Will be ex-guv by midday

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State Chamber Welcomes Change

Maisch expects, mostly, harmony among Rauner and legislative leaders

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Rauner Takes Oath Today

First Republican governor in 12 years

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U.S. Senator Mark Kirk: Do Away With Emissions Regulations For Coal

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says now that Republicans are in control, they should reverse regulations on carbon dioxide.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Touts His Own Legacy

Governor Pat Quinn outlines his legacy, as he leaves office.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Critics: Rauner’s Campaign Promises Won’t Be Easy

Critics say it won't be easy for Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner to fulfill his campaign promises.

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A Plea For Governor Quinn To Issue Marijuana Licenses Before Leaving Office

A woman pleads with outgoing Governor Pat Quinn to issue medical marijuana licenses before he leaves office.

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Pat Quinn Signs Election Changes Bill

Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation making several changes to Illinois' election law.

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Rauner Touts “Big, Big Change” During Fly-Around

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner tells audience "We're going to turn this state around."

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Experts: Losing Rams NFL Team – Minimal Economic Impact

Experts say losing the Rams NFL team would be more of a psychological impact for St. Louis, than economical.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn To Sign 2016 Comptroller Special Election Bill

Quinn signs bill today that will also allow Election Day voter registration.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Puts Investments in Blind Trust

Bruce Rauner and wife, Diana, will not be able to control their investment funds while in office.

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Illinois Community College Chief Cautiously Optimistic over Obama’s Tuition Waiver Proposal

IL Community College Board Director Karen Hunter Anderson gives proposal a thumbs up, but doesn't expect Congress to pass the bill.

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Radogno Says Wait To See What Rauner Does With Budget

Christine Radogno says lawmakers will wait to see what Gov-Elect Rauner's team suggests for the remainder of the fiscal year before taking any action on the budget.

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