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Lawmakers Consider “Right to Try” Drug Treatment Legislation

Illinois lawmakers are moving forward a proposal to allow patients to try unproven drugs with their doctor's consent.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner 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.

Rauner Not Ready to Extend Medical Marijuana Program

Rauner says he wants what he's calling a full evaluation of the state's medical marijuana pilot program.

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Bloomington Hires Youth Intervention Specialist

The Police Department in Bloomington has hired someone part-time to work with youth.

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Generosity Continues in Illinois Tornado Aftermath

Donations continue to be received after last week's tornado in northern Illinois that killed two people and injured twenty

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Durbin Suggests Congress Stay out of Scientology Debate

Tax-exempt status of church is questioned

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Frerichs: Tech Investment Coming

Billions are available

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Kirk Won’t Rush to the Right

Sticks to centrist positions despite flak from Joe Walsh

State Farm to Use Drones in Tornado Disaster Recovery

State Farm: They assist in checking out tornado damage

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

State Dems Lose Trust in Rauner

Lang: Governor is a promise-breaker who thinks he's czar

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Survey Says: Not All Illinoisans Are Sold on Fracking

Depressed oil prices affect demand

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Help Is Coming for Troubled Bloomington Youth

Grant helps hire part-time mentor

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Death of Medical Pot CEO Is under Investigation

Company lost out on bid for state program

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DUI-Related Bills Await Vote

Ignition interlock and multi-DUI measures

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Bill Moves Through General Assembly to Save Monarch Butterfly

Bill would allow state to plant milkweed along roads and high ways to bring back Monarch Butterfly population.

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Governor Agrees to Deal to Speed Up Dispute Over Union Dues

Rauner believes his administration will ultimately win debate.

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Residents Allowed Back Into Fairdale

Residents were bussed back into Fairdale Saturday morning.

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Expert Gives Tips on What to do with Income Tax Refund

Nearly two-thirds of taxpayers will received a refund.

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Twister May Have Had Winds of 200 M.P.H.

National Weather Service has classified Fairdale tornado as EF4.

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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

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The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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Appeals court to take up Obama’s immigration action

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Judges will consider whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.