Illinois Senate Leaders Promise Budget-Deal Vote WednesdayThe day chosen for a floor vote will be a busy one it's the day Rauner will give his annual State of the State address.
Missouri, Illinois Provide Inauguration Tickets to ConstituentsFor supporters the inauguration is a hot ticket to receive.
UPDATE: Jurors in Southern Illinois Find Man 'Sexually Dangerous'Lopes still faces three counts of grooming for allegedly handing out cards directing people to online videos of him promoting sexual relations with children in April 2016.
Man Believes He's Allowed to Have Sex With Children, in Court WednesdayJames Lopes' actions alarmed parents when he was found to be passing out cards to children in public that stated his view on sex between adults and minors.
Former Doctor Office Manager Sentenced for EmbezzlementJerry Akin,61, siphoned off nearly $370,000 from the unnamed business by using the company credit card for personal purchases.
Illinois is Short 600 School Substitutes a Day, Study FindsThe study finds that teachers call in more than 16,500 absences each week.
Boil Order Issued in CollinsvilleThe boil order stretches from Route 1-57 to Deer Trail Drive.
Lawsuit Filed by Man Arrested For Flag Burning, Posting Photos to FacebookHe said he carefully planned his demonstration to protest racial discrimination, poverty and other injustices, and then posted six photographs of his actions on Facebook.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
New Legislature, Same Old Problem in Illinois: No BudgetIllinois' financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week a problem that, at 18 months, is the nation's longest-running budget stalemate.
Dairy Queen Closes Illinois Store After Owner Uses SlurDairy Queen has closed one of its stores after police say he used racial slurs in an angry confrontation with a customer.
Illinois Senate Budget Plan to End Deadlock StallsThe plan will be reintroduced after the new General Assembly is seated Wednesday.

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