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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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AFSCME, Rauner Go to Court

Contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a union representing Illinois state workers have reached the state labor board.

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Some Schools Could Close if Impasse Carries On

School officials in Illinois are worried that lawmakers' nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could spill into summer and force some districts to close their doors in the fall.

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Gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks

The price at the pump has gone up 41 cents over the past nine weeks.

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Appeals court restores Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension

The appeals court ruled that in imposing the suspension, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell properly exercised his discretion under a collective bargaining agreement.

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Michelle Obama to appear on ‘NCIS’

The First Lady will be making a cameo appearance in support of military families on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama.

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4 weeks ago in Music

Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan potential names for Texas school

An elementary school in Austin, Texas, is considering a name change and Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are in the running as replacement names.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle

You can get a bachelor’s in beer

Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

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Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston take on dystopian drama in ‘High-Rise’

J.G. Ballard's 1975 novel "High-Rise" comes to the silver screen.

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‘Laws of Base Ball’ documents fetch record $3.2 million at auction

A trove of historical documents that shed fresh light on the origins of baseball sold at auction on Sunday for more than $3.2 million, a record auction price for papers related to the sport that became America's "national pastime."

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Obama, Merkel push for trade deal as foreign crises weigh

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

The tractor-driving bank robber

Police have arrested a 30-year-old Vermont man who they say attempted to rob a credit union branch's night deposit box by slamming into it with a tractor.

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Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of new son

The "Piece By Piece" hitmaker has shared photos of her newborn son Remington Alexander.

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4 weeks ago in National

A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases

The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should approve a new round of military base closings.

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Should FOIA Expand to Include Groups Made up of Public Bodies?

IML: No, but local government should be as open as possible

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Golf’s Olympic inclusion questioned after high-profile no shows

After a 112-year absence golf was brought back for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee eager to tap into new markets and win new viewers.

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‘Jungle Book’ Rules Over ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

"The Jungle Book" posted the best second weekend of 2016, topping the $56.5 million second frame for "Deadpool."

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School Building Funds Could Come Loose

$74M at stake

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IL Senate Passes Tampon Tax Repeal

Sponsor: These products are not a luxury

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Curry injured again as Warriors rout Rockets 121-94

The Golden State Warriors overcame the absence of guard Stephen Curry in the second half, and set another NBA record, routing the Houston Rockets 121-94 in Game Four.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

250 additional U.S. special forces headed to Syria

The deployment will increase U.S. forces in Syria to about 300. Its goal is to accelerate recent gains against Islamic State and appears to reflect growing confidence in the ability of U.S.-backed forces inside Syria and Iraq to claw back territory from the hardline Sunni Islamist group.

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Today in entertainment history: May 24

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Bernie and Hillary walk into a bar

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The Democratic presidential candidates reminisce about their time running against each other in the primary.

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Angelina Jolie, the college professor

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The "Tomb Raider" star is becoming a visiting professor for a new one-year master's course at the London School of Economics.