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Council Approves Additional $53k for FY16 Budget

Springfield aldermen have added about $53,000 to next year's budget.


Ill. Senate Panel Unanimously Approves Several Appointments

State lawmakers tried to glean information Tuesday on what the governor’s budget will look like from several of his picks run state agencies.


FBI Approves Marijuana Business Background Checks

The FBI has approved the use of its criminal history records for out-of-state and federal background checks of medical marijuana business owners.


Illinois Measles Cases Rise to 10

Two more infants from a suburban Chicago day care have measles.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to students during a visit to Lamphier High School Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner says he is confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.

Rauner Speaks at Lanphier, Promises More Education Funding

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.


Commission Votes to Expand Springfield Central Historic District

Springfield's Central Historic District is trying to expand for the first time in its roughly 40 year history.


AFSCME: Rauner’s “Fair Share” Order “Blatantly Illegal”

The relationship between the governor and Illinois’ largest state employee union is going from bad from worse.

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Consumer Recalls: Be Informed!

Get the word out, advocates say


Vaccines: March of Dimes Weighs In

Day cares should get a policy, they say


Rauner Eliminates “Fair Share” Union Dues

Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union.

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Rep. Schock Faces Ethics Investigation Over Home Sale

A watchdog group has filed a complaint against congressman Aaron Schock over his home sale to a campaign donor.


Don Gray Nominated for Sangamon County Clerk

The Sangamon County Board Chairman has nominated Don Gray to run the Sangamon County Clerk's office.

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United Way, UIS Distribute Community Needs Survey

Areas like health and financial well being are also entering the picture.


Lawmakers Consider “Extraordinary” Request for Budgeting Authority

The governor’s office and legislative leaders are negotiating how to fix Illinois’ immediate budget problems.


Rauner Clarifies “Right to Work” Ideas

Rauner says Illinois' current setup isn't working.

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Deadline Is Sunday to Avoid a Fine

Fine jumps to $325 now

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Clean Energy = 32,000 Jobs per Year

New coalition unveiled in Springfield


The Complexities of the Energy Mix

Exelon wants credits to keep nuclear plants going


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

Reviews underway under new governor

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Opt Out of Standardized Tests, Says Lawmaker

Criticism: the tests teach you nothing

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