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Poe Sworn in Miles From Home

One local member of the Illinois House took the oath of office miles from here.

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Rauner Makes Moves for More Transparency

Governor Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order requiring all of the state's political hires to be posted online.

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.

New General Assembly Sworn In

Members of Illinois' 99th General Assembly have been sworn into office as the state enters its first divided government in more than a decade.

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Non-Essential Spending: What’s That?

The Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly stand ready to consider all of the budgetary ideas Gov. Bruce Rauner puts forth.

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Rauner in No Hurry on Medical Pot

Quinn left loose ends

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A New Day for the General Assembly

House, Senate sworn in today

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Sangamon County Clerk Joe Aiello to Resign

Aiello says he's becoming the Director of Vital Records for the Illinois Department of Public Health under the Bruce Rauner administration.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

ALPLM Offers Free Admission to Community Groups on MLK Day

Community groups working toward improved Illinois neighborhoods will have free admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Martin Luther King Day.

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Study Shows UIS a Big Economic Contributor to Area

Many graduates remain in the county after school

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AG Madigan: State Can Use Police Powers to Cut Pensions

Madigan is appealing a lower court ruling that found the 2013 law unconstitutional.

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Lang: Medical Marijuana Program Could Die

How quickly medical marijuana can be made available in Illinois will depend on a man who was against the law in the first place.

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Rauner Reverses Quinn Appointments

Rauner shaping his own administration

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A Bin-Busting Year: Yields Increase Significantly in 2014

Illinois #1 in soybeans and #2 in corn

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Houston Doesn’t Expect Influx of State Jobs with Rauner Administration

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says he looks forward to the Bruce Rauner administration.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Issues More Clemency Petitions; Makes Appointments on Way Out

Departing Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 43 clemency petitions in his final moments as Illinois governor, including his second pardon based on innocence.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Advisory Board Appointments Made

It was one of Quinn's last acts as Illinois governor, but he didn't appoint the full board.

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner , center, and his wife Diana attend an interfaith prayer service at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Rauner will be inaugurated as the 42nd governor of Illinois later in the morning.

Constitutional Officers Receive Blessings at Pre-Inauguration Prayer Service

Illinois' incoming statewide officeholders have received prayers and blessings at an interfaith service that's part of the inauguration festivities.

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UIS Recognized for Online Teaching

Listed as top-20 university for web-based teaching

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Economic Tool Invites Lawsuit

Unqualified companies get goodies, suit says

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