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SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

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Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.

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Seven Now Dead in Legionnaires Outbreak

Seven people have died from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Quincy.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

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Judge: Illinois Not in Contempt

A federal judge has cited Illinois' efforts in recent days to make court-ordered payments to social-service providers in deciding not to hold the state in contempt.

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St. Clair Co. May Sue to Get State Money

St. Clair County may sue the state of Illinois to try to get millions in state funding that's not being distributed because of the budget impasse.

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Illinois Crops Could Use Some Help

Mother Nature has the last word, says the USDA's crop statistician in Illinois.

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.

Rauner, Unions Reach Labor Deals

The Rauner administration says it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units

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Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

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More Voters Than Citizens

Illinois #3 in nation; Sangamon County is one of the offenders

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Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

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UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

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Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.

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Combination-Locked Pill Bottles Now Law

Illinois is the first state providing for a combination lock on a prescription pill bottle.

Budget Cuts

Moody’s Issues Warning About State Credit Rating

Moody's: reach a budget agreement by late September.

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Forensic Scientist from Riverton Wins Top State Police Honor

Kimberly Kunkler of Riverton works in the "trace" section of the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Laboratory.

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Third Person Dead from Legionnaires’ Disease in Quincy

The new case increases the number of residents contaminated there to 29.

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Plane Crash Kills 2 in Illinois

Crash outside Kewanee killed two Texans.

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More Second City Shows Cancelled Following Last Week’s Fire

The Second City comedy theater says last week's fire that destroyed its Chicago offices has forced the cancellation of this week's performances.

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Plenty New at Decatur Farm Progress Show

Crop demonstrations are back after an absence of a couple of years at the show.

National Headlines

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.

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In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

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Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.