Lawmakers Aim to Make Obama's Birthday a Holiday in IllinoisUnder a Senate bill co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jacqueline Collins, ``Barack Obama Day'' would be commemorative.
As Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists, Patience Wears Thin In SpringfieldSenate reply to budget plan lukewarm, with no bipartisan support.
Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No VoteDemocratic and Republican leaders have been discussing for weeks ways to break a nearly two-year budget stalemate.
Rauner 'Very Optimistic' About BudgetSays legislature is focusing on the "right things."
Illinois Senate Returns, Promises to Push Budget DealLawmakers' feud with Gov. Rauner has kept the state from approving a budget for nearly two years.
Rauner Says 'Don't Give Up' on Day Senate Tests Budget Plan``It's heartening to see the Senate coming together on a bipartisan basis to acknowledge these changes are needed,'' Rauner said, then, going off script, ``Please don't give up. Please keep working. The people of Illinois need you to succeed.''
WATCH: Mo. Couple Captures Close Call with Alligator on FB LiveWATCH: A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat.
Medical Group Requires Up-Front Fees From Illinois WorkersIn addition to OCI's requirement for half the bill up front, the medical group's form adds that the surgery will be canceled should the patient not pay the amount.
Man Arrested in Springfield for Kirkwood HomeGoods RobberyDuring the December 10th robbery, Johnson took the woman's purse and pushed her down in the process, police say.
Donors Pay off $30K in Layaways at Missouri KmartThe manager says she's been calling customers to inform them about their ``secret Santa,'' and many don't believe her.
Drones Give Illinois Transportation Officials New ViewpointsThe department is exploring how drones might improve mapping or document progress in work zones.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.

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