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Lawmakers Consider Letting Municipalities Declare Bankruptcy

Under state law, cities and towns cannot currently declare bankruptcy in Illinois.

University

University Presidents Attempt to Save State Funding

NIU and ISU presidents testify before state lawmakers in hopes of avoiding funding cuts.

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Clerks Worried About Special Election for Schock’s Seat

Special election to take place same day as Same Day Voter Registration Law takes effect.

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Madigan Says Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals Illegal

AG's office says Governor's proposals violate federal and state labor law.

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Sanguinetti Meets With Chilly Response Over Budget Presentation

Lawmakers question need for Lt. Governor's office.

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Durbin Sounds Off on Schock Scandal

Durbin says investigation doesn't end just because Schock has paid back some of the money spent.

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Illinois State Fair Announces Partial Grandstand Lineup

Live entertainment for all ages will once again be found at this year's Illinois State Fair, running August 13th through the 23rd.

Health

Walking the Line Between Religious Liberty and Patient Rights

An argument over religious freedom has begun over a bill that would amend the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act.

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Rep. Davis Talks Schock Scandal, Replacement

He says he hasn't talked to Congressman Aaron Schock since his announced resignation earlier this week, but Congressman Rodney Davis says that still doesn't take away the feeling of surprise he had when the announcement was made despite the allegations of improprieties made.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to students during a visit to Lamphier High School Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner says he is confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.

Rauner Defends $250K Salary of Education Advisor

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending the $250,000 salary for a former Chicago charter schools executive who's spearheading his top education initiatives.

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Rep. Davis Endorses Palazzolo for Mayor

Springfield Mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo has gotten an important endorsement.

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Caterpillar Moves Some Jobs to Mexico

Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is moving some Illinois jobs to Mexico.

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Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250k as Rauner Adviser

Education secretary Beth Purvis' hiring has not been formally announced by the Rauner administration.

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Source: Schock Under Federal Investigation

Outgoing embattled Congressman Aaron Schock is believed to be investigated by the federal government.

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UI: We Can’t Abide 31 Percent Cut in State Funding

Cost is out of reach, lawmakers say

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Doing Better by Young Offenders

Group says long sentences for teenage criminals aren't effective

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Man Who Bit SPD Officer Found Guilty of 9 of 10 Counts

A man who assaulted a Springfield Police officer during a domestic dispute has been found guilty on 9 of the 10 charges against him.

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Meeks Faces Opposition in ISBE Confirmation

The question's out there of whether James Meeks, a Baptist minister and former senator, can be fair as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Rauner Orders Diversion of “Fair Share” Fees; Creation of Separate Accounts

A memo obtained by The Associated Press directs departments to create two sets of books to do it.

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