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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.

Zell Gives to Rauner’s PAC

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has a new million-dollar supporter: billionaire developer Sam Zell.

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Madigan Calls for More Help for Sexual Assault Victims

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is continuing her push for legislation to help victims of sexual assaults on college campuses move through the legal system.

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Eastern IL Fertilizer Plant to be Constructed

Cronus Chemicals will start building on the site near Tuscola.

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How’s That Budget Coming?

Governor's budget depends on $2.2B in pension savings which have not been introduced as a bill

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Police Instructors Say Cops Must Be Culturally Aware

Lawmakers recognize a hot-button issue

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Senators Say Real ID Is Not a Real Good Idea

Federal act does not gain favor with senators

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Clean Jobs Bill Examined

Citizens Utility Board pushes bill

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Schakowsky: Revamp Income Tax to Hit Millionaires Harder

Right now, $413,200 puts you in the top tax bracket

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

Illinois General Assembly

Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

Budget Cuts

Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.

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Langfelder Announces Full Transition Team

Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder says he's put together a cross-section of people that will help him transition in to the top city job.

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Judge: Chicago Man Stand Trial for SIU Threats

A Chicago man has been found fit to stand trial on charges accusing him of mailing violent threats to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.

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More Pop Music Added to Illinois State Fair Lineup

There are plenty of country music acts lined up for this year's Illinois State Fair, and more pop acts are now being added.

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.