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AG Weighs in on Comptroller Vacancy

Madigan says state constitution is clear

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Report: Prisoner Relocation Costing More Than Stated Cost Savings

Logan Correctional Center bursting at the seams

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Man Dies After House Fire

Last week's major house fire near 10th and Ash has claimed a life.

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Early Childhood Money Is Available

Quinn touts federal funding

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SIU Helps Warm Enos Kids

Year-round relationship

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Educating Everyone Is Tough, Edgar Says

Low-income and non-native English speakers are harder to educate, ex-governor says

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Early Voting, Other Changes Could Be Permanent

Same-day registration got a test run this year

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New Eavesdropping Law Kicks In January 1

Body cams for cops in the mix

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Illinois Schools “Under-Connected”

Report: More needs to be done to connect students

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School Funding Reform Bill Dead (For Now)

Not clear when the bill will be taken up again

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Ameren Customers Will Need to Recalculate Their Budgets

Average rate hike increase not yet determined

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Not All is Gloomy in Illinois

Some signs of life in state's economy

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Favorable Gas Prices Should Hang Around Through Winter

At an expensive time of year, at least there is one place you won't be spending as much

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Whether ALPLM Is Its Own Thing Could Be a 2015 Issue

Speaker proposes change which might help a friend

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Farm Bureau Hopes for Lock and Dam Funding

Schock to promote project today

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Controversial Appointment by Quinn Draws Fire

New law being considered to bar last-minute appointments

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Four Final Sites Chosen For Obama Library, Two in Chicago

Two Chicago universities are among the four final bids for a future Obama presidential library.

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Evidence from Police Shredding Can Be Used in Civil Suit

Calvin Christian is claiming another small victory against the city of Springfield in his federal civil lawsuit.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

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Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

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The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fallon & Timberlake are awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospitals

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By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated…