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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.

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Discounted Gas to Bring Awareness to High IL Gas Taxes

58 cents per gallon is paid in gasoline tax in Illinois

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Illinois Standardized Tests to be Shorter, Simpler

School officials say next year's statewide student assessment exam will have a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for students and educators.

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Mom shames daughter for inappropriate Facebook profile

After Val Starks found her 13-year-old daughter's secret profile - posing in her bra and claiming to be 19 - she set the record straight and the video has gone viral.

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McCann’s Bobcat Hunting Measure Passes Senate

A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval.

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‘Lolz,’ it’s totally ‘Obvs:’ Score points with these new Scrabble words

For the first time in four years, Scrabble has added new words to its dictionary - thousands of them.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford 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.

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Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Patrick Carlson, George Daglas, and Ashvin Lad want the state to provide back pay and clear their personnel records.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

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Rauner Pens SJ-R Op-Ed, Warns of “Very Long” Extra Session

He notes the May 31 deadline for the Legislature to pass a new state budget and adjourn its spring session is fast approaching.

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Curtin Pleads Guilty to 11 Counts, Sentencing in August

Former St. John's Children's Hospital director Margaret "Peggy" Curtin has pleaded guilty to all 11 counts against her.

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Marvel wants McConaughey

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to play "Spider-Man" villain the Green Goblin on the big screen.

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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ car sells for $185K

The bright orange 1993 Toyota Supra from the original movie has been sold at auction.

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WATCH: Stephen Curry’s daughter steals the show

The NBA MVP mixes a post-game interview with "take your daughter to work day."

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Gross grass? Paint your lawn green

There's plenty of green in California's brown lawns.

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Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Key sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire on June 1.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Attorney General Talks Campus Rape in Washington

Madigan: Police must take allegations more seriously

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Rape Kit Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

Statue of limitations clock starts later

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GOP Complains While Dems Draw Up “Budget”

Mautino: Progress at this point is about right

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

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A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

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Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.