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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.

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Flu Hitting the State Hard

Flu shots still recommended

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Another Deduction From Your Paycheck Coming?

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

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Rep. Tracy: Fixing Illinois Won’t Be Easy

Ex-lieutenant governor candidate impressed with transition team

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Rep. Poe Reportedly Doing Well

Stem cell transplant

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Kirk’s All In

Would be first Illinois Republican in 30 years to serve more than one term in Senate

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Illinois Educators Have a Plan

Encourage second-career teachers, says IASB chief

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Quinn: Special Session, Special Election

Should Gov,-elect Rauner's appointment stand for four years?

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A Path out of Illinois’ Red Ink

Keep income tax up? Tax retirement income?

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Among Pardons: 60 Year Sentence For Accidental Shooting Death

A man imprisoned for 60 years for involuntary manslaughter pardoned.

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Both Major Hospitals In Springfield Now Level 1 Trauma Centers

Both major Springfield hospitals are Level 1 Trauma Centers.

Local Tourism Down: Officials Blame Fewer Staff – Shorter Hours

Officials point to fewer staff and shorter hours for decline in tourism.

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U.S. Senator Kirk: Palestine Not Ready For Statehood

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Palestine is unprepared for statehood.

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Local Psychiatrist Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports…

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Fake $100 Bills Surface in Central Illinois

Clerks have trouble detecting the counterfeit money.

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Medical Marijuana Legal in Illinois, but Patients are Still Waiting

It’s been a year since the state’s medical marijuana law went into effect, but nothing has been planted. Exactly when…

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Davis Gives GOP Response to Weekly Presidential Address

Rodney Davis speaks for the GOP in this week's Presidential address.

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