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The Day for Oral Arguments Is Here

Supremes hear them at 2:30

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Forecast: $2B Less for State

COGFA briefs lawmakers

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

Springfield Aldermen May Eliminate Early Retirement Option

The move may help the city's budget.

3-10-15 Rauner IAPA

Rauner Speaks to Asphalt Pavers

Governor speaks to the Illinois Asphalt Pavers Association.

3-10-15 Springfield Diocese

Bishop Responds to SNAP

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki responds to SNAP's allegations about pedophile priests.

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DCFS Agrees to Outside Experts in ACLU Agreement

The troubled state agency overseeing Illinois' child welfare has agreed to allow outside experts help monitor residential treatment centers and placement services.

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Rauner Names New Director of Get Covered Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner has hired a Yale-educated former CIA intelligence officer to lead Illinois' health insurance enrollment efforts.

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Cullerton Wants to Talk Budget with Rauner

Cullerton to Rauner: let's talk.

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Ten Arrested for Springfield Shootings

Ten people face charges following Tuesday's shooting incidents.

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Illinois AG Responds to Rauner Federal Lawsuit

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office wants Governor Bruce Rauner's suit challenging the constitutionality of "fair share" union does thrown out.

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Judge to Hear Arguments in Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

A judge in Cook County is hearing arguments Tuesday on the first lawsuit filed in the state over its medical marijuana law.

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Immediate Budget Problems Remain

Cullerton already disdains governor's budget proposal

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Mayors Plead Their Case

Proposal would cut cities' portion of state income tax revenue in half

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Leslie Munger Settles In to New Job

One of the new faces around the state Capitol belongs to the comptroller, Leslie Munger.

3-9-15 Durbin

Durbin Criticizes Netanyahu

Senator Dick Durbin says there’s a problem with the statement Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made last week regarding an…

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Business Groups, Some Republicans Support Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

If there’s to be immigration reform, should it include an opportunity for citizenship for illegal immigrants? Business interests and some…

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Springfield Police Investigate Two Shootings

Two shootings happened Monday afternoon, within a mile of each other.

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ISBE Urges More State Money for Education

Paying for schools always seems to be a tough nut in Illinois.

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Accident Closes I-55 Near Springfield

Things are back to normal on Interstate 55 after an accident outside Springfield snarled traffic for hours Monday morning.

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Rauner Names Corrections Director

A federal official will be moving back to the state level as the latest appointee of Governor Bruce Rauner.

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