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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.

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Your “Corrupt” “Extreme” Leaders in Action

Dueling news conferences for Rauner, Madigan

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Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama’s trade bill

Fierce opposition to the President's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal another blow to unions.

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American Medical Association adopts youth sports concussion policy

The policies are intended to lower the risk of brain injuries and call for prompt diagnosis and medical care.

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Service dog gives new meaning to ‘man’s best friend’

Figo the golden retriever went above and beyond the call of duty.

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House votes for permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The "Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act" fails to address thorny questions over state sales taxes on goods and services sold via the Internet.

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NBA Finals: Top 5 plays of Game 3

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are halfway to the first championship in franchise history.

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Bigger teeth, scarier thrills revive a dormant ‘Jurassic World’

The film, out in theaters on Friday, revives the classic sci-fi action franchise that began with Steven Spielberg making dinosaurs come to life in 1993's "Jurassic Park."

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FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting to discuss the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation last week.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, June 10.

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Sticker shock: Some hospitals mark up prices by 1,000 percent

Even the astronomical price markups that consumers regularly pay for, say, wine in restaurants pale beside those in some U.S. hospitals.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, June 10

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Tiny dancer demands ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’

Little Johanna channels her inner Aretha Franklin with an amazingly sassy dance routine.

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Today in entertainment history: June 10

A look back at the headlines that made Hollywood history.

6-9-15 Andy Goleman

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County Board Approves Andy Goleman as County Auditor

Andy Goleman replaces Paul Palazzolo.

6-9-15 Springfield City Council

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Funding Request for UIS Student Housing Project May Be Dead

The Springfield City Council is continuing to hold up a project backed by the University of Illinois-Springfield to build graduate student housing downtown.

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Senate Hears Plenty about Taxes; Rauner and Madigan Get Their Say, Too

Guv accuses Speaker of profiting from property taxes

6-9-15 Benedictine University Michael Brophy

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Benedictine University Selects New President

A New York native and former Midwesterner will replace the longtime president of Benedictine University.

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Dem. Property Tax Freeze Fails, GOP Votes Present

House Democrats are endorsing a property tax freeze -- one of the issues on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda.

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Purvis Faces Lawmakers

Beth Purvis, Illinois’ secretary of education, was in a committee room Tuesday afternoon.

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Springfield-Area Home Sales Increase, But Supplies Are Low

The Capital-Area Association of Realtors says home sales were up in May, but that's not all good news.

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Fatal Crash in Cass County

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Astoria woman killed near Shiloh Rd

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IEA President Reflects on 40 Years in Education

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Cinda Klickna says forming relationships with your child's teacher is important.

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Despite Budget Deadlock, There Are Ways Out

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A couple of options would break the budget stalemate for FY 2016.

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11 Sent To Hospital in SUV Rollover Near Buffalo

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Vehicle may have been overloaded with eleven people.

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Peoria Ready to Welcome Food Trucks to Downtown, Other Areas

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The City Council voted this week to create a process for food-truck operators to apply for licenses.