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Kirk: Good Riddance

Senator ties outgoing governor to imprisoned predecessor

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Congressman Davis Seeking Trade Opportunities with Cuba

Trade with Cuba could be a job creator

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Kincaid Ex-Mayor Receives Probation

Long-running case comes to an end

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Legislature Approves Special Election

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers' approval of a special election for comptroller is a "victory for democracy.''

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Munger Will Run if Comptroller Special Election Approved

Illinois' incoming comptroller says she'd run in a 2016 special election if lawmakers approve one at a legislative session in Springfield.

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Springfield Police Seek Tips on Christmas Day Shooting

Police say two men broke into an apartment in the 2400 block of Ladley Court early the morning of the 25th.

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Problems and Solutions at DCFS

Hearing into abuse

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Business Group Pushes for 40-Hour Week

Congressional vote possible today

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Quinn Is Retiring (Involuntarily) But Not Shy

He spoke truth to power, he has been in power, he will speak truth to power

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.

Madigan, Cullerton Support Special Comptroller Election

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will support a proposal to establish a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

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Expert: Lincoln Presidential Library Needs Better Governance, Not Split

Experts say making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate state agency would hamper its ability to modernize.

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OSHA Cites Springfield Company for Pekin Worker Deaths

A federal agency has filed violations against a Springfield agricultural products company after two workers died at its Pekin facility.

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DCFS Director Says Child Abuse Claims “Appalling”

Bobbie Gregg testified Wednesday before state lawmakers in the wake of a newspaper investigation.

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Could Rauner Rethink His Position on Pot?

May be convinced by potential revenue stream

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Simon Prepares for What’s Next

A return to academia is possible for one-term lieutenant governor

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Some Chatham Residents Demanding Answers About Water Quality

Village severed ties with CWLP two years ago

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City Code Updated to Allow Uber, Lyft, Others to Operate

Springfield city code has been updated, and ridesharing services like Uber can now operate here.

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Comptroller Special Election Bill Drafted; No Guarantee of Action

Thursday is drawing near, and Illinois lawmakers and the governor say nothing has been worked out yet regarding a 2016 election for comptroller

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Decisions to Close School Often Tough Call

Dangerous cold on its way Tuesday night, Wednesday

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Palazzolo Ramps Up Campaign

Outlines the first of several initiatives ahead of primary

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Meghan Trainor, Harry Styles team up for a duet

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Meghan Trainor arrives at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor channel their heartbreak into a new song called "Someday Maybe."

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Katy Perry leads the way for Super Bowl’s ‘girl power’ moment

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The most-watched 12 minutes on U.S. television is expected to be all about the ladies.

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is "devastated" after realizing he caused offense during a chat about diversity on Tavis Smiley's late-night show.

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Imagine Dragons launch sky-high concert contest

Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons, performs at the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Imagine Dragons have teamed up with Southwest Airlines to give a group of fans a once-in-a-lifetime mile-high experience.

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Ne-Yo’s new album inspired by fans

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The singer says he used stories from fans as inspiration for his sixth studio release, "Non-Fiction."