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Son of Dead Fox Lake Officer Not Charged

Authorities say they don't have enough evidence to charge the son.

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Government to Illinois: Funding Still Tied to Test Scores

The U.S. Education Department has reminded 13 states that federal funding is still tied to testing students on math and language arts, despite the end of No Child Left Behind.

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New Man In Charge of Local Guard Unit

Lt. Col. Michael Hough assumed command of the Illinois National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 129th Regional Training Institute during a ceremony on January 23rd.


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College Cash Bill Passes

Governor's veto of MAP / community college bill likely

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What This Situation Needs Is … State Rep. Ken Dunkin

Near-outcast says lawmakers should shed labels


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Caterpillar Reports 4Q Loss, But Tops Expectations

Caterpillar reports a fourth-quarter loss as sales for equipment continued to slide amid weakness in the mining and energy industries.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Judge Allows Delay in Hastert Sentencing

A judge has agreed to delay Dennis Hastert's sentencing in a hush-money case after his attorneys said the former U.S. House Speaker nearly died last November.

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Local Lawmakers React to State of the State

Reaction from McCann, Jimenez, Butler

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The State of Education

Fairer funding - and less collective bargaining - are needed, guv says


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Body Cameras, Pay Raises Part of SPD Budget Discussion

There's a part of the Springfield Police Department's budget for the 2017 fiscal year that, if Chief Kenny Winslow has his way, will be reality.


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WIU Moves Forward with Layoffs

Western Illinois University is firing 30 faculty members as the school tries to cut costs while it waits for long-overdue state funding.


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Wife of Dead Fox Lake Police Officer Indicted

The wife of a northern Illinois police officer who killed himself after embezzling from a youth program has turned herself in after being indicted by a grand jury.

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Leaders React to State of the State

Both sides say the next year should seem familiar.


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LISTEN: Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address

Here, in its entirety, is Governor Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address, as heard live on WTAX January 27th.


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Medical Marijuana Advocates Deliver Signatures

Illinois medical marijuana advocates say they delivered 25,000 signatures to Gov. Bruce Rauner ahead of the State of the State address.

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Rauner Gives State of the State

Governor Bruce Rauner sounded optimistic throughout most of his second State of the State address, but spent many moments being critical.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Governor Bruce Rauner: Some Optimism, Some Criticism

Governor Bruce Rauner uses both optimism and criticism in his second State of the State address.

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U of I Employees to Wait for Back Pay

Officials say that about 1,750 union employees at the University of Illinois who ratified new contracts will have to wait two weeks for negotiated back pay.


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Downtown WiFi Still Possible, Says City

Springfield will soon be joining the likes of Albany, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; and San Jose, California.

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