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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Madigan, Cullerton Support Special Comptroller Election

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will support a proposal to establish a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

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Expert: Lincoln Presidential Library Needs Better Governance, Not Split

Experts say making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency would hamper its ability to modernize.

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OSHA Cites Springfield Company for Pekin Worker Deaths

A federal agency has filed violations against a Springfield agricultural products company after two workers died at its Pekin facility.

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DCFS Director Says Child Abuse Claims “Appalling”

Bobbie Gregg testified Wednesday before state lawmakers in the wake of a newspaper investigation.

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Could Rauner Rethink His Position on Pot?

May be convinced by potential revenue stream

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Simon Prepares for What’s Next

A return to academia is possible for one-term lieutenant governor

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Some Chatham Residents Demanding Answers About Water Quality

Village severed ties with CWLP two years ago

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City Code Updated to Allow Uber, Lyft, Others to Operate

Springfield city code has been updated, and ridesharing services like Uber can now operate here.

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Comptroller Special Election Bill Drafted; No Guarantee of Action

Thursday is drawing near, and Illinois lawmakers and the governor say nothing has been worked out yet regarding a 2016 election for comptroller

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Decisions to Close School Often Tough Call

Dangerous cold on its way Tuesday night, Wednesday

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Palazzolo Ramps Up Campaign

Outlines the first of several initiatives ahead of primary

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Three Year Old Dies in Gillespie

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries in Gillespie.

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2014 Fourth Coldest Year on Record in Illinois

The numbers are in for 2014, and it was a cold year.

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Will Rauner Carry Through on Campaign Promises for Education?

Superintendent Jennifer Gill says she is confident

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“Judy’s Amendment” Would Combine Offices

Topinka has advocated consolidation

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Illinois Gas Prices Now Below Average

$2.11 a gallon, with optimism they'll stay low all year

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Cops Could Be Returning to the High Schools

School board approves, now up to Springfield city council

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Illinois Community College Officials Headed to Cuba

Could open door for some exchange programs

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Special Session Jan. 8; Potential Outcome Unclear

Legislators are returning to Springfield for a special session this week, but whether that session will accomplish anything is still up in the air.

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 to Appoint Munger Comptroller Jan. 12

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has announced who he'll appoint as comptroller when he takes office.

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