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AFSCME: Rauner’s “Fair Share” Order “Blatantly Illegal”

The relationship between the governor and Illinois’ largest state employee union is going from bad from worse.

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Consumer Recalls: Be Informed!

Get the word out, advocates say

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Vaccines: March of Dimes Weighs In

Day cares should get a policy, they say

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Rauner Eliminates “Fair Share” Union Dues

Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union.

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Rep. Schock Faces Ethics Investigation Over Home Sale

A watchdog group has filed a complaint against congressman Aaron Schock over his home sale to a campaign donor.

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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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