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Update: Vote on contract negotiations a win for Rauner

UPDATED by Tom Kacich: The Democratic-dominated Illinois House Wednesday handed Republican Bruce Rauner a win and AFSCME a loss when it failed to override Rauner's veto of a controversial bill that could have removed him from contract negotiations with state employees.

Update: Vote on contract negotiations a win for Rauner
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Award winner launched penny drive that raised thousands

Award winner launched penny drive that raised thousands

"They were giving because they felt it was the right thing to do. They may not have had the extra money to do it, but they did it anyway."

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Garage sale to help couples with adoption costs

Garage sale to help couples with adoption costs

"We probably have double the amount of stuff that I anticipated, and we've still got more stuff coming."

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Country Fair: No concrete plans

Country Fair: No concrete plans

With 70,000 square feet of available space for lease, Champaign shopping center's future not looking so bright.

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Where Am I? Aug. 31, 2015

Where Am I? Aug. 31, 2015

Every week, we'll show you a short clip of a spin somewhere in the area in a 1986 Corvette. Your job? Figure out where the video was shot.

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Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:48pm

Bill to keep state museum open clears house committee

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has targeted the museum for a Sept. 30 closure, saying shuttering it could save the cash-strapped state $4.8 million a year. 


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:00pm

The Health Reporter Is In: Sept. 2, 2015

The Health Reporter Is In: Sept. 2, 2015

The recommendation of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is that healthy adults shouldn’t have any long-term health risks from 3-5 cups of coffee a day,



Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:00am

$3 million added to Natural History Building project

$3 million added to Natural History Building project

"When you deal with old buildings, there's always surprises."


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:00am

Students finding not everything is HERE as semester starts

Students finding not everything is HERE as semester starts

Unfinished amenities, unpainted walls and ceilings, exposed wire and no on-site parking are just some of the problems encountered by residents, who moved into the new building at the start of the semester.


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:00am

Just 1 Question: Favorite education app?

Just 1 Question: Favorite education app?

Arcola: home to the state's fourth-winningest high school football program (682 and counting) and a free-iPads-for-everyone technology setup (700-plus in all) that's the envy of districts across Illinois. We asked seven Arcola students and one teacher: What's your favorite education app?


Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:00am

Tom Kacich: You think Deez Nutz is in this by himself?

Tom Kacich: You think Deez Nutz is in this by himself?

As of Tuesday morning there were exactly 1,000 people who had filed statements with the Federal Election Commission, declaring themselves to be candidates for President of the United States of America.


 

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Violent gun deaths 'bearable'?

Problem is, gun owners' interests are represented not by decent, moderate people, but by the NRA, an extremist gang for whom even the most modest regulation is a brick in the road to tyranny.

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