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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.

Rauner Shares Vision for Illinois — and Introduces First Pets

Governor Rauner is getting settled in to the Mansion in Springfield and introduced Stella and Pumpkin, the family pets, which are both blonde labs.

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Illinois State Police to Hand Cold Case over to Forensics Group

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing.

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“Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks Remembered

Banks remembered as ambassador of baseball and Chicago.

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Rauner Makes Several Cabinet Appointments

The Governor's office announced the new appointments Friday.

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Rauner Addresses 6-figure Salary for First Lady’s Chief of Staff

Governor calls salary competitive and says it's needed to attract top talent.

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Number of Illinois Households on Food Stamps Still Rising

State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.

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AG Madigan Blocks Lottery Termination Agreement

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has rejected a proposed agreement ending the state's contract with the private vendor that ran the Illinois Lottery.

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Langfelder’s Campaign Takes Shape

More focus on attracting business

Governor Pat Quinn State of State

Quinn Leaves Office Before Fulfilling Constitutional Requirement

Former Gov. Pat Quinn worked right up until his successor was sworn into office last week... but he left out an important final action.

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Jobe Taking a New Position with the State

Will be state's tourism chief

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State Workers, You Make Too Much Money

Unsustainable, the governor says

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Hydrant Hit; Service Out and Street Flooded

Cherylwood, Hoechester affected

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Rauner Previews State of State at U Chicago

Gov. Bruce Rauner is giving a glimpse into what he’ll talk about in his first State of the State address.

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Taxpayer Group Irked by $100k First Lady Chief of Staff

Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t take a salary or benefits. Neither will his wife. That’s not the case for everybody on the team.

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West Side BWW Robbed, Crimestoppers Seeking Tips

Springfield Police are looking for help solving another armed robbery -- this time on the far west side.

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Ill. Supreme Court Denies More Time to File Pension Arguments

Attorneys for state employees and retirees affected by Illinois' pension overhaul legislation will not get more time to file arguments.

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Rauner Has Investment Adviser, Not Blind Trust

Spokesman Lance Trover says a blind trust would violate Illinois ethics law because officeholders are required to disclose their investments in firms doing business in Illinois.

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New Governor, New Attitude at Capitol

Senate GOP leader welcomes new leadership

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Blizzard hits New England, canceling flights, causing damage

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The storm missed most of New York and New Jersey, but airlines are scrambling to reschedule some 4,700 flights that were canceled ahead of the snow.

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Obama’s pick for Attorney General faces heated confirmation debate

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The Senate confirmation hearing will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress.

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Officials say 9.5 million enroll for Obamacare

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The enrollment period for 2015 coverage opened on Nov. 15 and ends on Feb. 15.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Marshawn Lynch’s Media Day press conference

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The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day ... and he makes sure everyone knows it.

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Blizzard hits the northeast, New York spared its brunt

A man walks out of an ocean front house covered in ice during a winter blizzard in Marshfield, Massachusetts January 27, 2015.

As New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans, Massachusetts braces for more snow.