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  1. Holiday? Not at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | The News-Gazette

    Outdoors, it was 85 degrees and sunny, with the smell of grilled meats in the air and fields of red, white and blue hanging on nearby homes. Inside the Illinois Capitol, it was an other-worldly Memorial Day, with lobbyists at the rail on the third floor, legislators debating bills or conferring on the floor, young staff members scurrying about and an occasional Statehouse visitor making it to the fourth-floor galleries to see why the General Assembly was in session on what is supposed to be a day for solemn remembrance.

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  2. Closing arguments to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trialRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Waco Tribune-Herald

    This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson's murder-for-hire trial continues Friday, May 27, 2016, in Chester, Ill., with lawyers expected to start calling witnesses.

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  3. Closing arguments to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trialMay 31, 2016,Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson's murder-for-hire trial continues Friday, May 27, 2016, in Chester, Ill., with lawyers expected to start calling witnesses.

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  4. Illinois boy documenting tombstones for Eagle Scout projectRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | White Lake Beacon

    A 14-year-old boy from southern Illinois is documenting tombstones at two cemeteries as part of his Eagle Scout project. Tanner Burke chose Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower because he has relatives buried there.

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  5. What the Obama administration's transgender policy means for bathroom bills in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chicago Reader

    When the Obama administration announced May 13 that it would be taking groundbreaking steps toward transgender equality, the decision may have signaled the end of a controversial bill in Illinois. House Bill 4474 , drafted by Republican state rep Thomas Morrison, would limit the bathroom access of transgender students on the basis of biologically defined gender.

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  6. What to do with Routes 83, 137 in Grayslake area?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Herald

    "We could talk to our neighbors across the street. It was almost like a side street 37 years ago," said Karen Sadilek, who still lives in the stretch known as Barron Boulevard near Grayslake Middle School.

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  7. Morning Spin: Rauner makes last-ditch pitch for temporary budget on final day of sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Gov. Bruce Rauner 's administration is making an about-face on the final day of spring session, suggesting that lawmakers approve a stopgap budget to keep schools, human service groups and prisons open through the summer in the hope a larger spending agreement can be worked out with Democrats who control the General Assembly .

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  8. General Assembly Overrides Rauner's Veto Of Pension Bill Tuesday, May 31Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WIKY-FM Evansville

    Springfield, Ill (WIBQ) The Illinois General Assembly is handing Governor Rauner a defeat after he vetoed a bill to provide Chicago with police and fire pension relief.

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  9. Boy falling into gorilla enclosure evokes memories of 1996 incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WAOW

    In a 1996 incident at an Illinois zoo, a female gorilla cradled a 3-year-old boy who fell nearly 20 feet into her enclosure, resulting in a much different outcome than a similar incident in Cincinnati over the weekend. An 8-year-old gorilla named Binti Jua made worldwide headlines when she carried a boy to safety after he slipped away from his mother and climbed through a barrier at the Western Lowland Gorilla Pit at the Brookfield Zoo on Aug. 19, 1996.

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  10. Voters disenchanted with state's inactionRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Free Press

    Madigan lumped together a $40 billion appropriations plan with what the governor's budget office says is a $7.5 billion hole in it. The budget office claims the bill would require a 5.5 percent personal income tax rate to sustain and the state comptroller estimates would create $15 billion in backlogged bills and an 8-9 month payment delay.

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  11. Ghanaian family rescuing South Side bank: 'This is full circle'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

    For two Ghanaian-American brothers whose family just rescued the historic Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan, taking over operation of the Bronzeville institution is coming full circle on an immigrant family journey. The Bronzeville institution is among fewer than 25 black-owned banks nationwide and just one of two left in Chicago. 1 comment

  12. Corptax Named a 2016 Best Company to Work for in IllinoisRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Corptax, the provider of leading software solutions for corporate tax, has been named to the 2016 Best Places to Work in Illinois, for the third consecutive year. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois.

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  13. Hope of Illinois budget agreement before deadline dimsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers signaled Monday they won't have a budget deal before a key deadline, leaving the state hurtling toward another fiscal year without a spending plan and bringing further uncertainty to public schools, colleges and social services providers. Leaders from both parties met with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday in another attempt at compromise, exiting his office to deliver remarks that all but guaranteed they won't find agreement before they adjourn their spring session Tuesday night.

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  14. Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overriddenRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Chicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole. The House voted, 72-43, to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the savings plan, which trumps state law that required the city to pump $4.62 billion into retirement accounts for police officers and firefighters through 2020.

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  15. Illinois Lawmakers Override Veto of Chicago Pension BreakRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Illinois lawmakers overrode Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of a law that gives Chicago a partial break on its pension payments to police and fire retirement funds. The House followed the Senate's vote Monday to nix the veto.

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  16. Our View: Madigan, Democrats vote to extend budget debacleRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    Despite the pain and controversy that followed Illinois going an entire year without an approved budget, Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives have voted once again to pass an unbalanced budget certain to be vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The budget plan, a 500-page document, was introduced in the House last Wednesday and voted on the same day, after Democrats voted to end debate.

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  17. Maybe have bathroom just for DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

    After seven and a half years of Barack Obama's disastrous presidency, Americans are now confused as to what bathroom to use. I have the perfect solution to this quandary: every public restroom in this country should have three doors to choose from.

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  18. medical marijuana clipartRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

    The governor's office and medical marijuana advocate Lou Lang have brokered an agreement which is now moving through the Illinois legislature. A bill sponsored by Rep. Lang would extend the pilot program to July 1, 2020, and add post traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to those eligible for medical cannabis.

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  19. Medical Pot ExpandsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The governor's office and medical marijuana advocate Lou Lang have brokered an agreement which is now moving through the Illinois legislature. A bill sponsored by Rep. Lang would extend the pilot program to July 1, 2020, and add post traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to those eligible for medical cannabis.

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  20. as it is: Why feds typically get involvedRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Times

    The U.S. Attorney's Office almost never confirms the existence of an investigation. And that's the case with Mautino, whose spokesman confirmed the federal inquiry.

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