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Child Care Cut Is Not a Savings, Advocates Say

Child Care Assistance Program is on borrowed time

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Economic Recovery Is Not Fast Enough for Everyone

Illinois GDP up 2 percent per year

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Proposed Legislation Pardons Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Bill would provide amnesty to the person in need of medical help and person who called 911 on their behalf.

IL Dept Juv Justice

Budget Shortfall Could Interrupt Juvenile Offender Program

State needs to plug funding gap with $5.3 million.

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Illinois House Hashes Out School Funding Reform Puzzle

Lawmakers say greater fairness and accountability is needed.

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Rauner Appointee Bows Out of Hospital Board Position

Richard Burrow removed himself from consideration for post.

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Cannon fire, 2,000 Re-enactors Among Lincoln Funeral Events

Events included artillery fire and 21-gun salute.

Kyle Day Accident

Illinois Man Killed Running Across I94 in Minneapolis

28 year old Kyle Day was from Springfield.


Kirk Sponsors Bill That Sets Data Breach Notification Standards

Mark Kirk says his bill would override state standards and set a federal standard.

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Rauner Wants to Steal Business Back to Illinois

The Governor says Illinois has to become more attractive to business first.


Kirk Signs Letter to Iran

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was among the 47 Senate Republicans who signed a controversial letter to the leaders of Iran.


Universities to Feel Budget Ax

College presidents want more money, not less.


Mayor Houston Gives “Key” to “Cobra Commander”

Mayor Houston gives the enemy a key to the city?

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New State Troopers On Duty

37 people graduated from the State Police Academy today.


Another Chance to Sign Up for Health Insurance

The State of Illinois says if you were surprised by the tax penalty you were hit with if you are uninsured, you will get one more chance to sign up.

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Illinios Attorney General Files Brief in Supreme Court Gay Marriage Debate

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a "friend-of-the-court brief" related to the Supreme Court's review of anti-same-sex marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Next Up for Budget Cuts: Park District Projects

Park district projects could fall thanks to Governor Rauner's budget cuts.

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“Ebertfest” Lineup Announced

The lineup for Champaign's "Ebertfest" has been announced.


Yet More Controversy for Rep. Aaron Schock

Business dealings between Schock, campaign contributors.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

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Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

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Ed Sheeran splits from girlfriend

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