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Champaign Leads Illinois Cities in 5-Year Growth

Decatur had drop in population.

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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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More Legislative Jousting Ahead

Criticizes Rauner donations, then calls Radogno's barb "limp"

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It's National Maritime Day !!

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.

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