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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes the hand of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, before Rauner's address to the city council Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Chicago. The historic address, the first by a sitting governor in the council's chambers, focused on the city's and state's financial and economic challenges. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Who Needs Chicago? Illinois Does

Lawmakers: The state's largest city is an economic engine, but everyone must work together


Illinois Water Is “Scary”

A public health threat, group suggests


Survey: ER is the Family Doc for Too Many

Insurance company squeeze is to blame, they say


Report: Sunday Afternoon Shooting

SJ-R: Non-life-threatening injuries

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.

Study: Madigan Well Known, but Not Well Regarded

General Assembly has 9 percent approval rating

studen loan debt

Bill Would Provide Tax Incentives for Employers Who Help with Student Loans

A new graduate's employer can help pay off a student loan. That's already available, but a bill proposed by Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis would make that tax-free for both worker and employer.

ACT Test

State’s Education Report Card Shows Illinois Students Below Average on ACT’s

Less than 25 percent of students scored high enough in each subject to be considered ready for college classes in all those areas.


Second Arrest Made in October Murder of Springfield Man

Friday night, Springfield police took 20-year-old Darrion T. Harris into custody for the October 14th shooting death of William Dougherty.

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