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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.


Uber Expands to Six More Illinois Cities

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


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.


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


“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


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


Prepare for B-Day

Msall: Rauner appears to be in a corner


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.


Forecasters Warn of Dangerous Cold Moving Into Illinois

Wind chills expected to be at dangerous levels overnight.

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Get Covered Illinois Fields Thousands of Calls

A telephone help line is getting thousands of calls ahead of an important deadline under President Barack Obama’s health care…


Caterpillar To Announce Peoria Headquarters Plan

Cat looking to make upgrades and additions to Peoria campus.


Another Appointment to DCEO May Raise Eyebrows

Winters married to Rauner staffer.


Rauner Names Director for Illinois DCEO

Jim Schultz named to head up Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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Rauner Creates Task Force to Explore Consolidation of Local Governments

Task force will be headed by Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti.


Comptroller Won’t Follow Governor’s Exec. Order on Fair Share Union Dues

The Illinois comptroller will not follow an executive order by Gov. Bruce Rauner to hold up so-called "fair-share'' union dues from non-union members.


County Fairs a Boon to Illinois Economy, According to Report

County fairs celebrate agriculture, but they're also a harvest of cash, according to a new report.

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