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Could Rauner Rethink His Position on Pot?

May be convinced by potential revenue stream


Simon Prepares for What’s Next

A return to academia is possible for one-term lieutenant governor


Quinn Sees More than Special Election Issue Thursday

Don't forget comptroller-treasurer consolidation, he says


Some Chatham Residents Demanding Answers About Water Quality

Village severed ties with CWLP two years ago


City Code Updated to Allow Uber, Lyft, Others to Operate

Springfield city code has been updated, and ridesharing services like Uber can now operate here.


Comptroller Special Election Bill Drafted; No Guarantee of Action

Thursday is drawing near, and Illinois lawmakers and the governor say nothing has been worked out yet regarding a 2016 election for comptroller


Decisions to Close School Often Tough Call

Dangerous cold on its way Tuesday night, Wednesday

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Palazzolo Ramps Up Campaign

Outlines the first of several initiatives ahead of primary


Three Year Old Dies in Gillespie

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who sustained life-threatening injuries in Gillespie.


2014 Fourth Coldest Year on Record in Illinois

The numbers are in for 2014, and it was a cold year.

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Will Rauner Carry Through on Campaign Promises for Education?

Superintendent Jennifer Gill says she is confident


“Judy’s Amendment” Would Combine Offices

Topinka has advocated consolidation


Illinois Gas Prices Now Below Average

$2.11 a gallon, with optimism they'll stay low all year

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Cops Could Be Returning to the High Schools

School board approves, now up to Springfield city council


Positive Economic Numbers in Illinois Continue

Illinois' monthly measure of the economy remains positive.


Illinois Community College Officials Headed to Cuba

Could open door for some exchange programs

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Special Session Jan. 8; Potential Outcome Unclear

Legislators are returning to Springfield for a special session this week, but whether that session will accomplish anything is still up in the air.

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 to Appoint Munger Comptroller Jan. 12

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has announced who he'll appoint as comptroller when he takes office.


Flu Hitting the State Hard

Flu shots still recommended


Another Deduction From Your Paycheck Coming?

More Illinois workers are likely to be saving for retirement, under a new law unless they opt out

National Headlines

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Mitt Romney to make announcement on presidential run this morning


The Republican is giving an update to his supporters on whether he should run for president a third time.

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


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


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


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

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Babies going through tunnels


You have to see these kids react to the magic of underground transportation.