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Springfield Mayoral Candidates Spar Ahead of February Primary

The crowded mayor field will be trimmed after February's primary

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Rauner Rails Against State’s Finances

Also wants to overhaul tax system

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Pot Decisions Now Up to Rauner

New governor says he is not in favor of the program during campaign

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Can Gays Be Converted to Straight?

A bill to ban the therapy could move this year

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Champaign-Urbana or Bust!

NetScape, PayPal, Tesla have ties

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Too Many Governments, Says Franks

Mosquito abatement districts, one-building school districts add up

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All Together Now: Don’t Cut Our Funding

State income tax is already down

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High-Speed Internet Almost Covers Illinois

Almost a third of the state could get it but simply doesn't

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Fatal Crash on I-72

Decatur man thrown in rollover wreck

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Logan County Rejects Windfarm Plan

Logan County Board rejected proposal for southern part of the county.

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Smoking not Cheap in Illinois in Many Ways

It's expensive to smoke in Illinois; not just cost per pack but in other ways.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.

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Rauner Makes Several Cabinet Appointments

The Governor's office announced the new appointments Friday.

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Rauner Addresses 6-figure Salary for First Lady’s Chief of Staff

Governor calls salary competitive and says it's needed to attract top talent.

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Number of Illinois Households on Food Stamps Still Rising

State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.

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AG Madigan Blocks Lottery Termination Agreement

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has rejected a proposed agreement ending the state's contract with the private vendor that ran the Illinois Lottery.

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Langfelder’s Campaign Takes Shape

More focus on attracting business

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PHOTOS: Scenes from the storm

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Some of our favorite photos and tweets from #Snowmageddon2015.

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‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on East Coast

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A potentially historic snowstorm has canceled flights, shuttered schools and businesses, and threatens millions of Americans.

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Gov’t to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

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The Obama administration is unveiling what it calls a historic shift in the way Medicare pays hospitals and doctors.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Dear Kitten:’ Cats explain the Big Game

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One day a year, things get weird ... but your cats have a game plan all their own.

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Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Many prospective jurors said they could not be impartial because they already believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty.