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Meteorological Winter Ends; Illinois Was About Average

Winter is over -- at least for the people who study the weather.

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Memorial Medical Center Opens New Surgical Center

Springfield's Memorial Medical Center has a new surgical center.

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State Rep. Tim Butler Sworn In

Tim Butler of Springfield took the oath of office in a ceremony.

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Soda Tax Enthusiasts Bring Back Legislation

A bill for a penny-per-ounce tax, with the proceeds to fund public health and anti-obesity efforts, is again in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Lawmakers Take on Heroin

$25 million plan

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Flash Index: Illinois Economic Growth Consistent

By the numbers, some of them, anyway, Illinois' economic growth is consistent.

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Debt, ID Theft Top Complaints Received by AG’s Office

Those have sat at numbers 1 and 2 on the list of most common complaints from Illinois consumers for seven straight years.

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WICS Personalities Fight; Disappear From Website

Employment status of Vince DeMentri, Garret Brnger, unclear.

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

Quinn’s Pension: $137k Annually

Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just less than $11,400 a month

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Butler Sworn in Tuesday, Ready for Challenges

Tim Butler moves from behind the scenes in politics to the front line Tuesday.

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Bills Would Change Up Illinois Primary

The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature,

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Coroner: Buffalo Man Died of Natural Causes

A man found dead in rural Buffalo late last week appears to have died of natural causes.

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Green-thinking Bill Is Unveiled

Focus on renewable energy

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New Chiefs Introduce Themselves

Some of the governor’s picks to run state agencies got grilled about their plans to implement cuts proposed in the…

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Pop Tax Proposal Is Back

Anti-obesity campaign

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Pretty Package Has Ugly Consequences

Laundry pods are dangerous if swallowed

Law Talk

U of I Professor Says Review of Criminal Code is a Good Idea

Johnson says State's criminal code is confusing.

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March Comes Roaring Into Central Illinois Like A Lion

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers about potentially hazardous travel conditions as a winter storm moves through the…

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Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

National Headlines

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Netanyahu says Iran is threat to Israel, world

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The Israeli Prime Minister called for action over Iran's nuclear program.

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Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

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The court will consider a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation.

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Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

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Legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security is headed back to the House.

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Iran calls Obama’s 10-year nuclear demand ‘unacceptable’

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The aim of the negotiations is to persuade Iran to restrain its nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions that have crippled its economy.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, March 3

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