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Trump Campaigns in Chicago; Stands by Illegal Immigrant Comments

Donald Trump's speech in Chicago included many defenses on his immigration stance.

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.

Rauner to State Workers: You Will Get Paid

State employees will continue to be paid for working if there's no state budget agreement by Wednesday.

Budget Cuts

Legislature to Address “Shutdown”

The session is expected to include prisons, personnel, child protection, welfare, transportation, and unemployment agencies.


SEIU Runs Anti-Rauner TV Ads

The SEIU has begun airing 30-second television ads.


Chicago’s Archbishop: Respect Gays

Chicago's Archbishop is calling on his congregation to be compassionate toward gay people.

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Mr. Durbin Goes to Haiti

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin spent the weekend in Haiti.

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Congressman: Go Ahead, Tax the Rich

An Illinois congressman says he’s OK with taxing the rich, and he doesn’t view it as punishing success.

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Rural Group: Slow Internet?

Illinois' Rural Affairs Council has heard again from the expert.

Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth Talks About Maternity, Women’s Issues

Duckworth is concerned about some issues that affect women.


Religious Community Reacts to Climate Change

Illinois religious leaders applaud the Pope’s call to action on fighting climate change.

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The State of Education in 2015

IEA chief participates in national event


Glenarm Man Dies in Cycle Crash

Police: Victim wore no helmet


Wet June Sets Illinois Record

Almost nine inches, and it's not even July yet

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Illinois Could Allow Dogs in Courtrooms to Comfort Witnesses

Bill is awaiting Governor Rauner's signature.

Lou Henson

Henson Released from Hospital, Will Start Chemotherapy

Will continue chemotherapy at home in Champaign.

Dick Durbin

Durbin Doesn’t Expect Deal with Iran by June 30

Dick Durbin says weapons inspection should be part of any final deal.

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Illinois Watches Water Rise, Braces for More Rain

More rain forecast today and Monday.

Centreville flood

IEMA Busy Getting Help to Parts of Illinois Affected by Floods and Tornadoes

IEMA coordinating disaster relief efforts among state agencies.

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U of I Officials Project Higher Enrollment in Freshmen Class

Officials say they've taken steps to draw students, including more scholarships.

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Tom Cross Enjoying Life After Politics

Former House Minority leader now working with grade school students through Aurora U's STEM programs.

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