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  1. Connected to ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 29 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Bill Cameron sits down with Attorney General candidate Renato Mariotti. They discuss who Mariotti is, and why he is running for Attorney General.

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  2. Illinoisa 199th birthday kicks off bicentennial celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Sunday marks the Prairie State's 199th anniversary. Daylong events are scheduled at Navy Pier in Chicago and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield .

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  3. More stories of harassment in Springfield surfaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Springfield lobbyist Denise Rotheimer accusing State Senator Ira Silverstein of being a harasser wasn't the only accusation at Tuesday's House hearing on sexual harassment. Silverstein became the first legislator to be accused by name, but the organizer of the Springfield letter Katelyn Duncan testified about other "horrifying" stories.

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  4. More IL Pols Calling It QuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    State Sen. Bill Haine , who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma says he will not be seeking re-election. His announcement was expected.

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  5. Connected to ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    It's been such a chaotic week in Washington D.C. and Springfield, IL, it's only fitting that we take a look back at the common sense of Chicago's first Mayor Daley. In this week's round table discussion, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain's, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times.

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  6. Springfield, Rockford airports sharing $11 million in grantsRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    A pair of Illinois airports in Rockford and Springfield will receive federal grants totaling more than $11 million toward improvement projects. Members of Illinois' congressional delegation announced the grant money.

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  7. Special Session: Finger pointing continues on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    On orders from Governor Bruce Rauner, the state legislature goes back into special session on school funding today. But there is no apparent solution in sight.

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  8. Special Session: Finger pointing continues on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    On orders from Governor Bruce Rauner, the state legislature goes back into special session on school funding today. But there is no apparent solution in sight.

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  9. Illinois House adjourns, will consider Rauner tax hike override on Thursday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The Illinois House of Representatives has adjourned for the day after too few members showed up in Springfield for a quorum. House Speaker Michael Madigan says his chamber will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday to consider a motion to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of a 32 percent income tax increase that passed the House and Senate this week.

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  10. Illinois Republican leader says Dems should force Madigan to compromiseRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    As Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to try and solve the budget crisis, the head of the House Republicans is calling on Democrats to pressure the House Speaker Michael Madigan to compromise with Republicans to try and reach a budget deal. Representative Jim Durkin told "The Big John and Ramblin' Ray Show" that during the just-concluded spring legislative session, Madigan has been absent from nearly all of the budget talks.

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  11. Illinois officials help police acquire drug antidoteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Law enforcement in Springfield are benefiting from local public officials' efforts to give them easier access to an opioid overdose antidote. The State Journal-Register reports a 2015 Illinois law requires police agencies to carry Narcan, a nasal spray used to treat narcotic overdoses in an emergency.

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  12. Illinois lawmakers get ready for special sessionRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    As Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield this week to try and solve the budget crisis, the Democratic Senate President was on WLS Monday morning accusing Republican Governor Bruce Rauner of sabotaging the budget process. Show" that Rauner urged Republican lawmakers not to vote for the Senate budget compromise that Cullerton reached with his Republican counterpart, Senator Christine Radogno, even though Cullerton claims the compromise contained nearly everything Rauner had asked for Cullerton also says while Rauner says he wants to work with Democrats, he is airing millions of dollars in campaign commercials attacking them.

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  13. 18-year-old graduate pays for college with $25K raffle winRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The 18-year-old graduate of Rochester High School in Illinois will use the winning ticket from a Catholic school fundraising raffle to pay for what's not yet covered for her first year at Webster University in suburban St. Louis. The State Journal-Register reports Leonetti was having a graduation party at the Curve Inn when Little Flower Heritage Days Summerfest ticket-sellers came in.

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  14. Prosecutors want judge to deny Schock dismissal requestsRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny requests from former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to throw out his corruption case. Prosecutors say Schock's reasons for dismissing the charges against him are "meritless."

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  15. Springfield sign company puts Lincoln print, wisdom on wallRead the original story

    May 23, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    Motorists and pedestrians passing the Old State Capitol or Abraham Lincoln's law office will now encounter a giant image of the 16th president a few blocks south. Ace Sign Co.

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  16. JB Pritzker launches 1st TV ads in Dem primary for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    The introductory ad is aimed at helping voters get to know Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune who doesn't have the name recognition of some of his rivals, especially outside of Chicago. It covers Pritzker's role starting the Chicago tech incubator 1871 and his work in support of early childhood education.

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  17. IL Lawmakers Push Recreational PotRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | WLS-AM Chicago

    There is a renewed push in Springfield to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes and this time lawmakers say it could be a financial windfall for the state. Lawmakers says the tax revenue generated from the legalization of recreational marijuana could significantly help Illinois' state budget problems.

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