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Amtrak Cuts Illinois Nearly $5 Million DealThere won't be passenger rail service interruptions due to Illinois' budget impasse -- at least not this year.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Now Number 4,400The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday it has approved 4,400 patients for the pilot program.
Rauner Hopes Obama Speech Will Foster CompromiseThe president's schedule to speak at a joint session of the legislature on February 10th - Rauner says it will be interesting to hear what Obama has to say.
Rauner: Changing Rules for State-Bought Goods Can Save $514MRauner is urging lawmakers to pass legislation he said will reduce the time it takes to buy products by eliminating redundant steps in the procurement process.
New Illinois Law Imposes Fine For Minors With E-CigsIllinois law already prohibits selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.
Pension Bill on Hold Despite Rauner, Cullerton AgreementRauner announced last month that he's backing a Cullerton plan to give workers a choice in retirement benefits as a way to chip away at Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability.
Research Firm: Illinois Marijuana Market Forecast is GloomyOnly 4,000 Illinois patients can buy the drug at licensed dispensaries.
Rauner Administration Again Rejects New Marijuana ConditionsThe Department of Public Health announced the decision Friday, spurning recommendations of an expert advisory board largely appointed by the governor's predecessor, Democrat Pat Quinn.
The Latest: Madigan Says He's Open to New Pension DealHouse Speaker Michael Madigan says he's open to considering a new pension overhaul and is ``anxious'' to see legislation.
Jury Seated in Murder Trial of Ex-Prosecutor in Wife's DeathThe trial is expected to continue into the first week of February.
Illinois Has Most 'Green' Buildings For 3rd YearThe ranking looks at total square feet of green space per resident.
Missouri, Illinois Officers Begin Effort to Rebuild Community TrustOfficers will learn how to deescalate potential life-threatening situations.

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