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  1. Illinois foundation to sell naming rights at fairgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | Hawk Eye

    The Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation is looking to sell naming rights of the state fairground buildings in Springfield and Du Quoin to help pay a backlog of maintenance repairs. SPRINGFIELD, Ill.

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  2. Illinois Senate nixes vetoes of budget plan with tax hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 | Hawk Eye

    House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, talk on the Senate floor Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate has OK'd an annual spending plan of $36 billion following a critical vote to raise the income tax rate.

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  3. For the Record July 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 4 | Hawk Eye

    Reports are taken directly from the daily logs of area law enforcement agencies. Some agencies do not differentiate between arrests and citations.

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  4. Illinois woman to Legislature: Do your jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 1 | Hawk Eye

    The Monmouth-Roseville High School billboard reads "Pass Illinois Budget" Friday in Monmouth, Ill. Legislators at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill., continue to work through budget negotiations as the state enters a third straight fiscal year without a budget.

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  5. Illinois misses deadline to pass budget, consequences hoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 1 | Hawk Eye

    House Majority Leader Barbara Fynn Currie, D-Chicago, smiles Friday as the House votes 90-25 to adopt a spending bill amendment to Senate Bill Six in Springfield, Ill. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members Friday following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment in Springfield, Ill.

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  6. Illinois legislative leaders meet; no word on budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno answers questions before attending a meeting of the four legislative leaders at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. In a statement issued Thursday, June 29, 2017, Radogno said that she will step down as senator on Saturday, July 1. Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, right, is congratulated by Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake after a news conference in Springfield, Ill., where Radogno announced that she would she will step down as senator on Saturday, which is first day of the new fiscal year.

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  7. Illinois universities in jeopardy of losing accreditationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | Hawk Eye

    Illinois' state budget impasse could affect the accreditation of universities in the state that have seen deep cuts in state funding in the nearly three years lawmakers have failed to agree on a spending plan. The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits schools in the Midwest, recently issued a letter cautioning lawmakers a lack of funding places Illinois universities at risk of losing their accreditation.

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  8. EXCHANGE: Soccer meets golf in 'footgolf' at golf courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | Hawk Eye

    Abby Jerszynski, tees off on the No. 4 hole while playing FootGolf for the first time with her sister Maddy Jerszynski, center, and Maggie Glecker, left, June 11 during the first day of FootGolf at Bergen Park Golf Course in Springfield, Ill.

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  9. Madigan: Democrats draft budget with 4 days left in sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | Hawk Eye

    House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, center, appears Wednesday on the House floor on the first day of a special session in Springfield, Ill. Durkin said Monday his team is negotiating with Democrats over changes to workers' compensation, money-saving changes to pension benefits and a four-year property tax freeze to go with a four-year income tax increase.

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  10. Illinois officials urge fireworks safety as July 4th nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Illinois officials are asking the public to let trained and licensed experts handle fireworks as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said anyone who buys, uses, transfers, stores or disposes of fireworks in Illinois must have an explosives license and explosives storage certificate that it issues.

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  11. Slow start to Illinois session called to solve budget fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, center, walks to a Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers are back in Springfield for a 10-day special session called by Gov. Bruce Rauner in an effort to reach a budget deal before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

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  12. Illinois fair facilities to be ready without major upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Illinois officials said the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin will be ready for summer state fairs, but major updates await private fundraising and a state spending plan. The Illinois Department of Agriculture said extra funds from the board overseeing state construction and repair projects are available for the department to use in an emergency, such as the disruptions caused by flash flooding during the 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

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  13. Donald SchilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Donald Lee Schilson, Ph.D., 88, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Carthage, Ill., died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 11, 1928, in the family farmhouse near Carthage, he was the son of Erwin Donald and Hattie Elaine Boyer Schilson.

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  14. Illinois-run media service seen as $3M-a-year necessityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Some said Illinois can't afford to cut its media service transmitting state news, even though it costs $3 million per year as the state is in financial turmoil. Illinois Department of Central Management Services spokesman Richard Bossert told the State Journal-Register the necessity of the Illinois Office of Communication and Information to communicate with the public doesn't stop due to the lack of a state budget.

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  15. Daniel TownsendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Born April 12, 1945, in Springfield, Ill., he was the son of Robert and Eileen Huber Townsend. He married Kay Raines July 24, 1965; they later divorced.

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  16. Illinois fairground group wants to sell building name rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    A nonprofit designed to help with upkeep at the Illinois state fairgrounds plans on selling naming rights to fair buildings to help pay for improvements. The Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation is in negotiations with corporations for naming rights to various buildings, chairman John Slayton said.

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  17. Banding hummingbirdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    The information gathered is taken to a bird banding station in Springfield, Ill. which specializes in studying bird populations and migration patterns.

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  18. UnacceptableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs climbs the grand staircase during the final day of the spring session Wednesday at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, said there would be no budget vote called in the House, but vows to work through June to prepare a budget for the coming fiscal year.

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  19. Illinois Senate Democrats vote for $5.4 billion tax increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Senate Democrats added spending to a budget plan Tuesday to lure more Democratic support before voting to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase without a single Republican "aye."

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  20. Tricky, unpopular budget at crux of Senate 'grand bargain'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    The Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" budget compromise is comprised of 11 pieces of legislation, three of which are critical to the effort to keep Illinois from entering a third consecutive year without an annual budget plan. The three bills provide a semblance of financial security after years of wrangling between the Democratic-controlled Legislature and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner left the state without a budget.

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