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Schakowsky Is No Fan of Rauner’s Style

'Bottom line" mentality at work, she says

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UIS’ Link to Cybersecurity

You can't unbreach a system

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Durbin: For Medicaid’s Sake, Raise the Income Tax

State legislature enters final week

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Pot Decriminalization Bill Passes State Senate

Also: PTSD could be added to illnesses covered in medical marijuana program

Illinois General Assembly

Bill Automatically Registers to Vote Those Getting A Driver’s License or ID

Bill sponsors don't expect it to pass this legislative session.

Champaign

Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

Decatur had drop in population.

Illinois General Assembly

General Assembly to Get Going on Rauner’s Bills

Several bills coming out of the governor's office are on Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda".

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Special Election Candidate Says Raise in Gas Tax Isn’t the Way to Go

Mike Flynn says there are alternatives to raising gas tax in order to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.

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Illinois Native Missing from Colorado Army Facility

A Northern Illinois man in the military has gone missing from an Army post in Colorado.

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Perks Continue in IL Higher Ed

A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks

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Prison Time for Texas Meth Distributors — Meth Showed Up in Illinois

Prosecutors in Texas say ten people have been sent to prison for being part of a methamphetamine ring that sent the illegal drug to, among other states, Illinois.

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U of I “Alma Mater” Vandalized

The University of Illinois says the "Alma Mater" statue on the Urbana-Champaign campus has been vandalized.

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Sweet Corn the State Vegetable? Thank Chatham Elementary Students

It may seem like small potatoes to you, given the current state budget crisis and other matters still pending in the General Assembly, but the fact sweet corn is close to being the official state vegetable of Illinois is kind of a big deal to some.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Hundreds seek safety as historic floods ravage Texas

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Thunderstorms continue to pelt large parts of the region as emergency responders are still working to rescue stranded residents.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 10 years of YouTube in 2 minutes

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The viral video site that is now a part of everyday life launched 10 years ago and forever changed the Internet.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 29

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.