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PTSD Closer to being on Medical Pot Rx List

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UI report: It's real, focus on helping out

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Victim in Springfield Pool Drowning Identified

The three year old girl who drowned in a swimming pool at her home has been identified.

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Dist. 186 Superintendent Still Waiting for State Budget

Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gill is keeping her fingers crossed lawmakers will pass a budget soon.

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A Lesson in Emergency Purchases for Springfield City Council

Springfield Mayor Jim Lanfgelder has signed his first emergency expenditure, and aldermen are okay with it.

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Madigan, DCEO Head Disagree

Jim Schultz has made a point of saying what a terrible job his home state is doing.

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Beware: More Mosquitoes Thanks to the Rain

The recent rain will help certain types of mosquitoes breed, but not the kind which carry the West Nile virus.

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Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland to Retire

The man known for writing blistering audits, even considering the source material, is retiring. Illinois auditor general William G. Holland…

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Watchdog Group Watches Rauner TV Ads

Many guidelines in play here

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Mike Madigan, Star of the Small Screen

House speaker says Rauner television barrage does not faze him.

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Child Drowns in Pool at Springfield Home

Authorities say a young child has died after drowning in a pool.

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City Council Rejects Funding for Student Housing

It took nearly three hours worth of discussion, and perhaps 200 union representatives in the crowd to dissuade them.

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Milkman Cometh to Central Illinois Foodbank

Milk does a body good, and it's also doing the the Central Illinois Foodbank plenty of good.

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Edgar to Rauner, Madigan: Play Nice

Former Governor Jim Edgar has an idea for how lawmakers can get past the current budget impasse: start playing nice.

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.

Let the $1 Million Rauner Ad Blitz Begin

$1 million worth of TV ads aren’t likely to make Democratic legislators want to compromise with the governor.

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EPA to Test for Pollution at Chicago’s Union Station

The EPA will test diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station after a previous exam found high levels of soot in the station and on board trains.

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Barges Loose on Illinois River Recovered

Two barges that got loose on the Illinois River have been recovered.

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USDA: It’s Wet, but Most Crops Are Okay

Corn, soybeans mostly good-to-excellent

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Chicago-Area Deals with Severe Weather

Storms sweeping across northern Illinois prompted a tornado warning.

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Lawmakers Prepare for Another Tuesday One-Day Session

The Illinois Senate is scheduled to discuss college affordability Tuesday.

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