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Alderman Reminds Voters: Municipal Primary is Non-Partisan

Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman has some sage advice ahead of next week's municipal primary.

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Interest Groups Worry About Looming Budget Cuts

Most expect spending cuts immediately in Illinois, and there’s less money coming in.

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Gutierrez: Immigration Order Block a “Temporary Setback”

A temporary setback is how an Illinois congressman labels the decision to block President Obama’s executive order delaying deportations.

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E-Cigarette Ban Surfaces in Legislature

Electronic cigarettes soon could be classified with tobacco products under a proposed smoking ban from an Illinois lawmaker.

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Pawnee Native, Law Student to Replace Rosenthal

A law student is replacing Wayne Rosenthal as state representative in the 95th District.

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.

And the Specifics Are … ?

Budget speech Wednesday

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Illinois Assoc. of School Boards Director Optimistic About Education Funding

Illinois' new governor, Bruce Rauner, has said he wants to increase education funding.

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ACLU Asks Judge to Order Illinois Reforms for Child Services

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to immediately start enacting court-ordered reforms.

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Uber Expands to Six More Illinois Cities

Taylor says the service has 200 drivers in it six new Illinois cities and expects rapid growth.

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Hardin Co. Standoff Ends Peacefully

Three children were unhurt after police responded to a hostage situation near Cave-in-Rock in southern Illinois on Sunday.

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Incumbent Faces Lincolnesque Challenges

Springfield holiday speaker: fight international terror

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Franks: Let Election Board Draw District Maps

Citizens committee would offer non-binding recommendations

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“One Size Fits All” Not the Answer for Crime and Punishment, Says Durbin

Inspired by mom who sold crack to feed kids, got 20-year prison term

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Bill Would Preserve DNA from Homicide Victims

Detectives could potentially clear their desks

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Illinois Leaves Money on the Breakfast Table?

Not enough kids take part in school breakfast programs

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Prepare for B-Day

Msall: Rauner appears to be in a corner

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Illinois Measles Count Climbs to 13 Cases

Health officials not sure where the outbreak in Illinois originated.

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Central Illinois School Puts Kids on Parent-Teacher Conference Hot Seat

School Principal says it makes for better students.

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Schakowsky Continues Fight for Safe Children’s Products

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky hopes for greater oversight in 2015.

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Forecasters Warn of Dangerous Cold Moving Into Illinois

Wind chills expected to be at dangerous levels overnight.

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