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Proposed FY 15 Budget Fix Moves Today

$1.6 B in fund sweeps, budget cuts

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New Lawmaker Says Budget Solution Coming

The youngest member of the Illinois legislature says she's hopeful the mess with the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget is this week.

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Guards Injured Following Inmate Attack at Pontiac

Three guards at the Pontiac Correctional Center were injured today when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon.

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Three Union Workers Added to Rauner’s “Fair Share” Lawsuit

The drive to dilute the influence of public sector unions in Illinois continues.

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The State Budget Fix May Be In

The Republican leader in the Illinois Senate calls this a "do or die week" on dealing with the shortfall in the current budget.

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AG Madigan: Rauner’s Right to Work Ideas are Illegal

The governor's idea of allowing local jurisdictions to be right-to-work and to opt out of the Prevailing Wage Act is not legal, according to the attorney general.

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Calvin Christian Arrested in Jacksonville, Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Springfield blogger Calvin Christian is again in trouble with the law -- this time in Jacksonville.

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Chamber Head Talks Rauner “Turnaround” Agenda

Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda" will put Illinois on the right path, supporters say, but it's not going to be quick.

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Scherer Legislation to Cull State Vehicle Fleet

As many as a fourth of the vehicles in the state's fleet could end up being history if legislation in the Illinois House is passed.

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Gov. Rauner’s Motorcade Again Involved in Accident; Trooper Injured

Illinois State Police say a vehicle behind one Rauner was in lost control and hit a rear axle of a semi on I-55.

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Some Crowdfunding Could Be Regulated

Helps startups, supporters say

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Natural Disasters Hurt Women More

Poverty makes disaster worse, research says

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Don’t Get Scammed!

Don't give your Social Security number

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Partisanship Carries the Day

Neither Kirk nor Durbin is impressed with their own parties' actions

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Lincoln Funeral Train Replica Won’t Recreate Historic Trip

Fundraisers fall $100K short of goal for replica funeral train car.

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Lawmakers Consider Letting Municipalities Declare Bankruptcy

Under state law, cities and towns cannot currently declare bankruptcy in Illinois.

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University Presidents Attempt to Save State Funding

NIU and ISU presidents testify before state lawmakers in hopes of avoiding funding cuts.

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Clerks Worried About Special Election for Schock’s Seat

Special election to take place same day as Same Day Voter Registration Law takes effect.

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Madigan Says Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals Illegal

AG's office says Governor's proposals violate federal and state labor law.

National Headlines

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.