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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

More Legislative Jousting Ahead

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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.

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Discounted Gas to Bring Awareness to High IL Gas Taxes

58 cents per gallon is paid in gasoline tax in Illinois

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Illinois Standardized Tests to be Shorter, Simpler

School officials say next year's statewide student assessment exam will have a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for students and educators.

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McCann’s Bobcat Hunting Measure Passes Senate

A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval.

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Patrick Carlson, George Daglas, and Ashvin Lad want the state to provide back pay and clear their personnel records.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Rauner Pens SJ-R Op-Ed, Warns of “Very Long” Extra Session

He notes the May 31 deadline for the Legislature to pass a new state budget and adjourn its spring session is fast approaching.

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Curtin Pleads Guilty to 11 Counts, Sentencing in August

Former St. John's Children's Hospital director Margaret "Peggy" Curtin has pleaded guilty to all 11 counts against her.

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Attorney General Talks Campus Rape in Washington

Madigan: Police must take allegations more seriously

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Rape Kit Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

Statue of limitations clock starts later

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GOP Complains While Dems Draw Up “Budget”

Mautino: Progress at this point is about right

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Springfield Police Investigate Stabbing Injuring One

Springfield Police say one man was injured after a stabbing incident Wedensday morning.

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Springfield City Council Overrides CWLP Veto

City Council overrides then-Mayor Mike Houston's veto of a CWLP rebate.

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Lieutenant Governor Makes Public Appearance

Here's something you don't see every day: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti making a public appearance, let alone talking with reporters.

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New GOP Lawmakers Push for Term Limits; Rail Against “Status Quo”

Republicans: gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status quo isn't working.

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The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

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The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

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Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

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As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.