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4-6-15 Autism Project

The Autism Program Warns of Serious Problems if Rauner Cuts Funding

The head of a state-funded program whose funding was just cut by Governor Bruce Rauner says Rauner is ignoring what lawmakers just passed in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget fix.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to students during a visit to Lamphier High School Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner says he is confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.

Rauner Defends Grant Cuts Despite Budget Fix

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his decision to suspend $26 million in grants to public health and social services programs.

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Not Much Relief for Cubs Fans at Season Opener

The Chicago Cubs say they'll do better after some fans had to wait a long time on Sunday.

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Illinois State University Unveils Dietz Portrait

Illinois State University president Larry Dietz is now immortalized in a portrait.

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Residents Petition for Medical Marijuana Additions

Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program.

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Lawmakers Predict Economic Ripple Effect in University Towns

Lawmakers defending higher education say it's an economic issue.

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Dems Prepare to Blame Rauner for Overtime Session

Democratic lawmakers say if it seems like the legislature is heading for an overtime summer session, that’s on the governor.

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Illinois Economy Grows as Companies Add Jobs

The Illinois economy is growing at a rate seldom seen since the recession.

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National Park Service Plans Lincoln Commemoration

The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield.

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Jobe Votes “No” to Support His Boss, Gov. Rauner

He did it once, but Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he won't do it again.

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Obesity Down in Illinois’ Third Graders

Numbers down slightly from 10 years ago.

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State Lawmaker Wants to Police to Have More and Better Training on Dealing with Mentally Ill

The bill has already passed in the House Human Services Committee

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Service Providers Fret About Monday After Rauner Cuts Grants

Governor's office says he would rather make cuts than to increase taxes or borrow.

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Lawmakers Urged to Add ALD to Newborn Screenings

Disease could be caught early and cured with newborn screenings and stem cell therapy.

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Paint Blamed for Capitol Brick Problem

Paint on the brick ceiling of a pump room is trapping moisture, causing the brick to crumble.

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Illinois’ Economic Index Edges Up

State's number continues to stay around 107.

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City Installs “Road May Flood” Signs

The Springfield Public Works Department says new signs are up in certain parts of the city that may be prone to flooding.

4-3-15 Sherman Pie Fight

“Biggest Loser” Star Takes Part in Sherman Pie Fight

You might say there wasn't a "biggest loser" at Sherman Elementary School.

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Rauner: Pass My Agenda Before Passing a Budget

Rauner says changes to worker's compensation, local government consolidation, and "right-to-work" zones must be addressed first

National Headlines

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

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American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.