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U.S. Senator Mark Kirk: Do Away With Emissions Regulations For Coal

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says now that Republicans are in control, they should reverse regulations on carbon dioxide.

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.

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Touts His Own Legacy

Governor Pat Quinn outlines his legacy, as he leaves office.

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.

Critics: Rauner’s Campaign Promises Won’t Be Easy

Critics say it won't be easy for Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner to fulfill his campaign promises.

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A Plea For Governor Quinn To Issue Marijuana Licenses Before Leaving Office

A woman pleads with outgoing Governor Pat Quinn to issue medical marijuana licenses before he leaves office.

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Pat Quinn Signs Election Changes Bill

Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation making several changes to Illinois' election law.

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Rauner Touts “Big, Big Change” During Fly-Around

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner tells audience "We're going to turn this state around."

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Experts: Losing Rams NFL Team – Minimal Economic Impact

Experts say losing the Rams NFL team would be more of a psychological impact for St. Louis, than economical.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn To Sign 2016 Comptroller Special Election Bill

Quinn signs bill today that will also allow Election Day voter registration.

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 Puts Investments in Blind Trust

Bruce Rauner and wife, Diana, will not be able to control their investment funds while in office.

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Illinois Community College Chief Cautiously Optimistic over Obama’s Tuition Waiver Proposal

IL Community College Board Director Karen Hunter Anderson gives proposal a thumbs up, but doesn't expect Congress to pass the bill.

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Radogno Says Wait To See What Rauner Does With Budget

Christine Radogno says lawmakers will wait to see what Gov-Elect Rauner's team suggests for the remainder of the fiscal year before taking any action on the budget.

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Quinn Pardons Wrongfully Convicted Alan Beaman

Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned a man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend.

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Advisers Release Recommendations for Rauner’s First 100 Days

A committee advising Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has issued recommendations for his first 100 days in office.

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New Charges Filed Against Former St. John’s Children’s Hospital Director

New charges have been filed against the former head of St. John's Children's Hospital director Margaret "Peggy" Curtin.

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Uber Up and Running in Springfield

Springfield has become the second city in Illinois to welcome Uber to town.

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Radogno: Education Funding Reform Needs More Work

“Senate Bill 16 absolutely gutted the Chicago suburbs,” Radogno said.

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Quinn Running Out of Time to Announce Medical Marijuana Licenses

His administration had promised the decision by the end of 2014 but still hasn't made it.

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ACA Counts Rural Gains

800,000 Illinoisans enrolled under Affordable Care Act

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Kirk: Good Riddance

Senator ties outgoing governor to imprisoned predecessor

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Congressman Davis Seeking Trade Opportunities with Cuba

Trade with Cuba could be a job creator

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Juror questioning to resume in Boston Marathon bombing trial

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Many prospective jurors said they could not be impartial because they already believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty.

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U.S. pediatricians oppose legal pot

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Despite some states allowing recreational and medical use of marijuana, pediatricians say the substance should remain – for the most part – illegal.

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Obama, new Saudi king discuss ISIS, Yemen

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President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns during their first formal meeting on Tuesday.

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Boehner says fixing infrastructure ‘critically important’

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The top House Republican says Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs to America's highways and bridges.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

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The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.