Election 2014

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New Governor, New Attitude at Capitol

Senate GOP leader welcomes new leadership

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A New Day for the General Assembly

House, Senate sworn in today

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Bids Us Farewell

Will be ex-guv by midday

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State Chamber Welcomes Change

Maisch expects, mostly, harmony among Rauner and legislative leaders

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Rauner Takes Oath Today

First Republican governor in 12 years

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Touts His Own Legacy

Governor Pat Quinn outlines his legacy, as he leaves office.

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.

Critics: Rauner’s Campaign Promises Won’t Be Easy

Critics say it won't be easy for Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner to fulfill his campaign promises.

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A Plea For Governor Quinn To Issue Marijuana Licenses Before Leaving Office

A woman pleads with outgoing Governor Pat Quinn to issue medical marijuana licenses before he leaves office.

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Pat Quinn Signs Election Changes Bill

Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation making several changes to Illinois' election law.

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Rauner Touts “Big, Big Change” During Fly-Around

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner tells audience "We're going to turn this state around."

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Kirk: Good Riddance

Senator ties outgoing governor to imprisoned predecessor

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Quinn Is Retiring (Involuntarily) But Not Shy

He spoke truth to power, he has been in power, he will speak truth to power

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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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Rep. Tracy: Fixing Illinois Won’t Be Easy

Ex-lieutenant governor candidate impressed with transition team

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Quinn: Special Session, Special Election

Should Gov,-elect Rauner's appointment stand for four years?

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State Chamber Hails Rauner Win

2014 a year for executive -- not necessarily legislative -- agenda

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Money and Politics Go Together

Rauner is Exhibit A for self-funders

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.