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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois Can’t Bail Out Chicago

The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.

05/06/2015

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Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse Allegations

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.

05/06/2015

Taylor Clark (Courtesy: Madison County Illinois Sheriff's Office)

UPDATED: Leads But No Arrests in Killing of SIUE Student

Hazelwood police say Clark’s body was found about 400 yards from his car, which was found last evening in the parking lot of a truck driving school on Missouri Bottom Road.

05/05/2015

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Fairview Heights Police Provide Area for ‘Safe Exchange’

The “Safe Exchange” program is a direct response addressing safety concerns brought about with online purchases from websites such as Craigslist and eBay, says a news release from the police department.

05/05/2015

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Metro-East School Makes the Switch to Year-Round Classes

Legacy Christian Academy in Caseyville will kick off optional year-round school June 1.

05/05/2015

Taylor Clark (Courtesy of the OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS)

Missing Person: Taylor Clark

At the time he was last seen, Clark was driving his red 2007 Nissan 350ZX, bearing Illinois Registration P845960.

05/05/2015

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Medical Marijuana Approved for PTSD, Osteoarthritis

Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations.

05/04/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Investigating Video Showing Woman Pulling Boy Alongside Bike As He Runs

Illinois’ Department of Children & Family Services is reportedly investigating a video posted online that shows a woman riding a bike down a sidewalk as she holds the hand of a young child attempting to keep up as he runs alongside her.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

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