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Rauner Staff Making More than Quinn’s

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.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top staff members significantly more than those who worked for his predecessor.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Davis: Super Bowl Sunday = Human Trafficking

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Unforgettable story from a survivor

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Redfield: Local Right-to-Work Zone Sounds New

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Could be diversion from Rauner's real remedy, professor suggests

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Rauner to UI: Cut Bloat, Then I’ll Help

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State of the State preview hits Champaign

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Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested on murder charge in L.A. hit-and-run

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The Death Row Records founder has been arrested hours after a truck he was allegedly driving collided with his friend Terry Carter, killing him.

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Justin Bieber begs forgiveness in nervous ‘Ellen’ interview

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The pop star said he was leaving behind his "arrogant" and "conceited" attitude.

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Katy Perry promises lions, sharks, and some singing at Super Bowl halftime

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An unnamed "old school" female singer will show up as a surprise performer in addition to Perry and rocker Lenny Kravitz.

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Tom Petty has ‘no hard feelings’ toward Sam Smith

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The rocker graciously chalks up the similarities between "I Won't Back Down" and "Stay With Me" to a "musical accident."

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Forget wings and queso, veggies are most popular big game food

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While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country.

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Need for speed: Regulators raise bar on Internet speeds

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

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Public health officials blast e-cigarettes

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Critics say e-cigarettes are addictive, lead to nicotine poisoning among children, and threaten to unravel the reduction of tobacco use.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

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Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

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National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Babies going through tunnels

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

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the 2015 Puppy Bowl

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It's Ruff versus Tuff in the 11th annual football game of puppy power!

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Nickelodeon latest to offer streaming service

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Good news for "SpongeBob SquarePants" fans.

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WATCH: 4 unforgettable Super Bowl halftime shows

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Four of the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows ever.

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Jeff Bridges hopes his new album puts fans to sleep

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"The Big Lebowski" star has released "Sleeping Tapes," a project full of spoken word pieces and meditation mantras.

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Katy Perry promises lions, sharks, and some singing at Super Bowl halftime

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An unnamed "old school" female singer will show up as a surprise performer in addition to Perry and rocker Lenny Kravitz.

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Disney to introduce first Latina princess

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Princess Elena of Avalor will be brought to life in an upcoming episode of "Sofia the First."

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