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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.

Speaker Madigan Schedules Right to Work Vote

House Speaker Mike Madigan says he's scheduling a vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to allow employees to opt out of unions.

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Hundreds Gather to Remember Fallen Police Officers

Oak Forest police officer James Morrissy left behind a legacy -- a "blueprint" for how the job should be done.

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Springfield and Illinois Get “F” for Air Quality

Springfield was graded "F" for air quality -- and so was all of Illinois.

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Man Charged with Death of SIUE Student

Michael Gordon is being held at the St. Louis County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

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U of I Wants Credit Rating Separate from State

U of I Financial Head Wants "Decoupling" of Credit Ratings

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Retiring U of I President Gets Another Bonus

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has agreed to give the college's outgoing president a big performance bonus.

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“Lincoln Leadership Prize” Goes to “Little Rock Nine”

The so-called "Little Rock Nine" are the latest recipients of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's "Lincoln Leadership Prize".

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Former Childrens Hospital Director’s Guilty Plea Delayed

The woman accused of stealing money over six-plus years from Saint John's Children's Hospital while its Executive Director is not yet ready to plead guilty.

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Safe Cycling Is Always in Fashion

"Start Seeing Motorcycles" is IDOT campaign

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City Officials Bid Farewell

Thursday's the day the Springfield City Council changes.

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Tempers Flare over “Budget” Votes

Fight over Rauner's suggested cuts

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Rauner Speaks to Chicago City Council

Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to sell his so-called "turnaround agenda" to a reluctant audience Wednesday: the Chicago City Council.

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Democrats Slam Rauner in IRMA Speeches

One of the top Democrats at the state Capitol says Gov. Bruce Rauner is showing he does not know everything.

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Agriculture is 2015 Illinois State Fair Theme

"Growing Illinois" is the theme of the 2015 Illinois State Fair.

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Marijuana Fine Bill Passes Senate Committee

The measure made it through the Illinois House last week.

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House Dems Against Rauner Cuts, House GOP Neutral

Illinois House Democrats have sent a clear message to Gov. Bruce Rauner that they disagree with his proposed cuts to human services in next year's budget.

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Springfield Budget Chief Says Finances Are Mostly Good

The City of Springfield says finances are in much better now than when Mike Houston once again became mayor four years ago.

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Springfield Park Police Captain Resigns

Springfield Park District Police Captain Jonathan Davis has called it quits.

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More Medical Marijuana Applications Approved

2,300 now approved for medical marijuana in Illinois.

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Feds to Look Into Oversight Agency Following Fatal Crash

The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general will look at how effective a federal safety oversight program is after a fatal truck crash in Illinois.

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