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Poe Returns to House Chamber to Thunderous Applause

Poe is back in the saddle after being sidelined for months due to a blood disorder.

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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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Arkansas governor urges changes to ‘religious objection’ bill

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The religious-objection laws have sparked fears that they could allow discrimination.

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Home prices rise modestly, affordability still an obstacle

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Few Americans have listed their homes for sale, with the tight inventory keeping prices higher.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 1

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

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Brew more beer!

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Legislatures around the country are passing laws to allow microbreweries with restaurants to increase production of craft beer.

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Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says deal within reach

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Major powers and Iran are closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program.