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Day of Action Set for Friday

Some area workers are leaving the office Friday afternoon but they aren’t exactly playing hooky.

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U.S. Capitol Lock Down Over; Shots Fired, At Least One Injured

Police have now ended the lockdown at the U.S. Capitol building. It began when gunshots were fired outside the building today, reportedly injuring a police officer.

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Poshard: Shutdown is Ridiculous

A former congressman who was in office during the last government shutdown is frustrated by what’s happening.

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Illinois AG Warns of Health Exchange Scams

With Illinois’ new health insurance marketplace come new opportunities – for scam artists.

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More Than 200k Visit Illinois Healthcare Exchange

Illinois officials say more than 231,000 people have visited the Get Covered Illinois website, many of them looking for information on new options for health insurance.

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Quinn Files to Appeal Lawmaker Pay to Supreme Court

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker salaries was unconstitutional.

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Fed Employees: Let Us Go to Work

Government employees sent home because of the shutdown say they want to go back to work

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Report: State Treading Financial Water

Illinois’ budget, approved back in may, is not doing enough to shore up the state’s bank accounts. Laurence Msall, president…

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First Responders Tested at the Airport

There were bodies spread across the tarmac as first responders drilled Wednesday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

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Mattoon Copper Thief Injured in Explosion He Caused

A would-be copper thief was injured during a house explosion that was likely sparked by his own cigarette.

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Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.

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House Re-Votes on Budget; Passes Again

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Under the Capitol Dome

The mood was a little more tempered, but the votes remained the same.

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U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

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A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

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CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

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The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

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Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

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Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.