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Doctors: Don’t Leave Out Our Input

Some painkillers are highly addictive

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Anti-Violence Group Meets

Preventing the next school shooting is the goal

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Great Western Railroad Depot, Heimberger House Added to National Register

A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the National Register of Historic Places.

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A New Proposal to Combat Measles in Illinois

Of course it's nobody else's business whether my child is vaccinated.

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Committee To Replace Former State Rep. Brauer Selected

It's on a tight timetable, but the committee tasked with replacing State Representative Rich Brauer has been selected.

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Dems, GOP Lining Up to Challenge Kirk in 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk thinks any Republican considering challenging him in next year’s primary would be making a mistake.

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Proposal Would Have Grads Who Leave Illinois Repay State Aid

A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illinois within five years of graduation.

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Clinton Man Dies in Weekend House Fire

Authorities say a 52-year-old Clinton man was killed in a house fire over the weekend.

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Fewer Illinoisans Are in Unions

15.1 percent, down from 15.8 percent

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Business Could Be Up in Illinois

Survey says: investment via workforce, equipment, technology could increase

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Lawmakers Call to End Golden Parachutes

College president got $763,000 severance deal

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Meeks Is Ready to Lead ISBE

Despite speaking out against same-sex marriage, ex-senator says he'll be fair

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Durbin Says U.S. Should Arm Ukraine

Rally in Chicago Sunday

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Lawmaker Wants to Make More Fireworks Legal, Tax Sales

Rose says Illinois could see an additional $10 million per year by loosening restrictions on fireworks sales.

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Dental Experts Tell Lawmakers Preventative Care Best For Saving Costs

Experts say peridontal disease linked to other diseases throughout the body.

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Capital City Sees Nearly A Foot of Snow

Springfield received 11.8 inches this weekend, 24.5 so far for the winter.

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Davis Says Groundtroops May Be Needed to Fight ISIS

Davis also rejects notion that Obama doesn't love America.

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Governor’s Budget Proposal Could Include Tax Increases

Taxes on services and retirement income could be a way to increase revenue according to one exper.

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Springfield Sets New Snowfall Record

A Winter Storm Warning Remains until 6pm and motorists are urged to stay off the roads today.

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Avery Bourne Sworn in, Likely Becomes Youngest Ill. Rep. in History

She is in the middle of her first year of law school at Washington University in St. Louis but is on leave to serve her district.

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U.S., Cuba meet for second round of talks

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Cuban and U.S. officials meet in Washington on Friday for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations.

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Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse worth a fight, no big deal

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Numerous Republicans say it's preferable to let DHS go unfunded for a few days if that's the cost of undoing immigration policy they consider unlawful.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 27

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

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 2-year-old sings National Anthem, makes America better

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Adorable Trent Harris singing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the start of a high school basketball game will make you proud to be an American.

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FCC rules Internet companies must act in ‘public interest’

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The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."