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Workers’ Comp Bill Passes Illinois House

Republicans are mad; Gov. Rauner may veto the bill

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.

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Again, Says the House Speaker, Moderation Will Win the Day

Don't forget, says Madigan, the governor's proposed budget was out of balance

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Local National Guard Troops Going to Cuba

The 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment will deploy Sunday for training in Texas, then a nine-month mission in Cuba.


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Kirk to Give Hastert’s Campaign Donation to Charity

A $10,000 campaign donation from former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to Senator Mark Kirk's political campaign is going to charity.


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Springfield Police Chief Ready for Body Cameras

Chief Winslow: the legislation sent to Governor Bruce Rauner allowing police departments to use body cameras is "workable."

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Transportation Group Wants More Road Money

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition says budget crisis or not, the state road program needs to be better funded before it's too late.

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State Farm to Have New CEO

Bloomington-based State Farm will have a new CEO for the first time in decades.


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Rauner Administration Calls Purvis Hearing a “Sham”

The governor’s office played the sex card in defending its secretary of education.


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Recall: Safety of Takata air bag replacements questioned

At least 400,000 of the replacement Takata air bags used to fix the historic recall will need to be replaced again due to another potentially defective part.


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Watch Channing Tatum prank a bunch of unsuspecting ‘Magic Mike’ moviegoers

Who could have guessed this creepy marketing guy is actually the star stripper in disguise.


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Police Looking for Man Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Police are looking for help finding a man they say made thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card purchases in the Springfield area.


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‘Death risk’ calculator can predict your five-year outlook

Compare your "Ubble age" to your real age in a few simple steps.


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Texas doctors do first skull-scalp transplant

The surgery marks the first transplant of its kind, to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.


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Showtime to start streaming next month

The network will start streaming programs on July 12, coinciding with the new seasons of "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan."


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Decatur Mosquitoes Have West Nile

A mosquito pool in Decatur tests positive for the disease.


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SIU Narrows Carbondale Chancellor Search to 2

There are now two candidates to become the next chancellor of Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus.


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‘Pong,’ ‘Pac-Man’ among first Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

Six titles, spanning decades and formats, were honored for their influence on pop culture and the world of gaming.


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Not Guilty Pleas in Connection with Quincy Murder

Three people arrested in connection with the death of a boy in Quincy have all pleaded not guilty in Adams County.


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Damage Assistance Available Following April Northern IL Tornadoes

It would allow business owners in the Fairdale area to get Small Business Administration loans to help rebuild.

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Oh no! ‘Bennifer’ are divorcing


Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they've decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage.

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Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in ‘Magic Mike XXL’


The film, which hits theaters July 1, follows 2012's surprise hit with Channing Tatum rejoining the Kings of Tampa, his rogue band of male entertainers.

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Chris Brown: ‘Everything’ is about his daughter now


The singer won big at the BET Awards Sunday night, and gushed about how becoming a father has changed his life.

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‘Changed’ Justin Bieber attends Sydney church conference


The "Baby" hitmaker is mingling with thousands of Christians at the five-day event down under.