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Flu Hitting Hard This Year

Number of cases in state up significantly

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Aaron Looks Aahead

GOP has both chambers in final two years of Obama presidency

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New Law Combats Cyberbullying

"Revenge porn" outalwed

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To Do in 2015: Sanction Iran

Bipartisan support in Republican-controlled chamber, he says

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Retirees: Expect Refunds within Six Months

Collecting health premiums was ruled unconstitutional

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Medical Marijuana OKd For Illinois Kids

May be used for seizure disorders.

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Another Look at New Laws

A slew of new laws in effect for 2015

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Illinois Has Not Revamped Remap

This is done elsewhere

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Durbin Prepares for Life in the Minority

No choice but to be optimistic

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Veterans Choice Card Is Coming

Kirk: The idea is to help those not near a VA clinic

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Tax Cuts Are Coming; What Will Follow?

Martire: Economy won't necessarily grow

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.

Good Luck, Gov.-elect Rauner!

Time to follow through on promises

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Grain Bin Entrapments: There’s An App For That

A new App could reduce the amount of fatal grain bin entrapments 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.

Associated Press: Top Ten Illinois Stories For 2014

The Associated Press' Top Ten Illinois Stories for 2014.

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New State Law: Illinois Officials Will Have A Hand In Condominium Disputes

A new Illinois law will establish an ombudsperson to help resolve disputes and educate condominium owners.

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College: Is It Worth The Cost?

Illinois Board of Higher Education Executive Director touts Pathways To College Success Program.

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Dirt Track: Belle-Clair Speedway Reopens

Belle-Clair Speedway reopens after agreement with Open Wheel Racing.

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Springfield Public Works Will Dispose of Residents’ Christmas Trees

You can have your tree on or before Jan. 12 for pick-up.

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Quad Cities Law Maker Sees End of Time in Springfield

Mike Jacobs talks about disappointment of leaving Springfield.

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A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

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Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

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The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

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Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

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King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.