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Don Gray Nominated for Sangamon County Clerk

The Sangamon County Board Chairman has nominated Don Gray to run the Sangamon County Clerk's office.

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United Way, UIS Distribute Community Needs Survey

Areas like health and financial well being are also entering the picture.

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Lawmakers Consider “Extraordinary” Request for Budgeting Authority

The governor’s office and legislative leaders are negotiating how to fix Illinois’ immediate budget problems.

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Rauner Clarifies “Right to Work” Ideas

Rauner says Illinois' current setup isn't working.

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Deadline Is Sunday to Avoid a Fine

Fine jumps to $325 now

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Clean Energy = 32,000 Jobs per Year

New coalition unveiled in Springfield

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The Complexities of the Energy Mix

Exelon wants credits to keep nuclear plants going

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L. Madigan: Medical Pot Must Be Done with Minimal Risk

Reviews underway under new governor

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Opt Out of Standardized Tests, Says Lawmaker

Criticism: the tests teach you nothing

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Illinois Homeless Education Unfunded

$3 million request this year

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Creators of Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to Mark 10 Year Anniversary

Celebrations are planned throughout 2015 with the first on February 26.

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Bill Would Allow Hunters to Use Silencers

Proponents say silencers would reduce hearing loss.

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Rauner Not Satisfied with Minimum Wage Bill As Is?

Upcoming State of the Budget Address set for February 18th.

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Help for Those Needing to Sign Up for Get Covered Illinois

Get Covered Illinois is urging Illinois residents to enroll for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline. Health insurance marketplace…

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Illinois Woman Sentenced Over Beating Death of Toddler Son

A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to six months in jail in connection with the killing of her 2-year-old son, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

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Rough Week for Schock

Congressman Schock under fire for office decor, racists comments made on social media by his communications director, and selling a house for more than it was worth to a campaign contributor.

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Durbin Blames Measles Spike on Anti-Vaccination Parents

Considering Illinois has had only 10 confirmed cases in the last five years, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the growing number of anti-vaccination parents may be to blame.

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Rauner Plays in Peoria

“I’m a business guy. I’m not a politician. I’ve never been inside government,”

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Young Professionals, Entrepreneurship and the Springfield Mayor’s Race

Is the Springfield start up scene satisfied with what it's heard so far?

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