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Rauner: State Budget “Worse Than Discussed”

Two weeks ago, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner told us the state's financial condition is worse than he thought.


Chicago City Council Approves $13 Minimum Wage

The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly supported a measure to increase the city's minimum wage to $13 by 2019.


Beardstown Girl Dies in House Fire

A Beardstown girl is dead following a Monday morning house fire.


Durbin: Minimum Wage Hike Is a Winner

Senator claims bipartisan support


Alleged Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Lawmakers may get involved in school discipline


Voting Expansion Rushes to House Floor

Same-day registration, early voting among provisions

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Test Numbers Indicate Springfield Schools May Be on Rebound

Gill acknowledges more improvement is needed


Some Lawmakers Want a Wage Hike to Apply to Chicago Only

Lame-duck session may or may not take up issue


Economy Improving in Illinois?

It depends on who you talk to


Missing Woman’s Body Found

Disappeared last month in McLean County

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Barr Takes the Reins as Top Cop

First new sheriff in 20 years


Same-Day Voter Registration Ramps Up

Committee vote possible today

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Days of Easter Are Almost Over

Accolades from board chairman


Is This the Week for Minimum Wage Hike?

Veto session resumes Tuesday

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New U of I President: More Than Just A Scientist

The University of Illinois' new president, Timothy Killeen, proves to be more than just a scientist.

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Former Governor Edgar: School Funding Idea “Worth Another Try”

Former Governor Jim Edgar tried to re-allocate school funding in the 90's and says it's worth another try.

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Walt Disney’s Birthplace: Restoration On Chicago Home Begins

Restoration work has begun on Walt Disney's Chicago home.


Federal Funding: Illinois Safe Routes to School Program

Illinois receives federal funding for Illinois Safe Routes To School Program.

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2 NYPD officers killed, gunman dead


The fatal shooting may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

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Making headlines this week


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

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach


A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones


Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

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U.S. plans to rate colleges on affordability, performance


The White House released a draft of its plan to tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to improve.