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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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Ball-Chatham Looking for New Schools Chief

Help Wanted: Chatham School Superintendent

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Gov. Rauner’s Motorcade Involved in Chicago Car Crash

Rauner's motorcade was waiting at a red light to head west on East Randoph street when an accident occured at the intersection in front of them.

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County Board Names Pittman Acting Clerk

Julie Pittman currently serves as Chief Deputy County Clerk

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Manar Offers “Substantial” Changes to School Funding Bill

State Senator Andy Manar says he's altering controversial school funding legislation to increase its chances of passage.

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Durbin Takes Lead on “Corporate Inversion” Legislation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is now in charge of legislation to end “corporate inversions.”

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.

Frerichs Won’t Release Rutherford Investigation Files

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is refusing to release an investigative report into sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Mutilation, Concealment of Human Body

A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to mutilating a human body and concealing a homicide

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Illinois Delegation Reacts to SOTU

Durbin to GOP: Ignore at your own peril

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Springfield PD Requests Budget Hike for Body Cams

The Springfield Police Department's budget request for the next fiscal year includes money for body cameras.

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Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to $400k Embezzlement

A Springfield woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from her former employer, Don Moss and Associates, a consulting and lobbying firm.

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Benedictine Enrollment Falls

Enrollment at Benedictine University in Springfield has dropped 32 percent this spring compared to last year.

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner , center, and his wife Diana attend an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Rauner will be inaugurated as the 42nd governor of Illinois later in the morning.

Diana Rauner to Focus on Children’s Initiatives, Executive Mansion

Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. But his high-profile wife is not far behind.

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Apocalypse Now?

Big deficits continue, says IGPA

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Income Tax Season Starts Today

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Making headlines this week

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

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Romney will not run for president in 2016

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The Republican told his supporters he will not seek a presidential nomination for a third time.

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U.S. wants to analyze DNA from 1 million people

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The U.S. has proposed analyzing genetic information as part of a new initiative to understand human disease.

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U.S. homeownership hits 20-year low

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The home ownership rate slipped to 63.9 percent, the lowest level since the third quarter of 1994.

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Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds

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The change in the definition of broadband means nearly a fifth of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet.