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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a package of criminal justice legislation, saying the system "needs to be approached with more compassion."  

The Republican governor signed the five bills this morning (Monday) at an Illinois Department of Corrections adult transition center in Chicago.  

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law eliminating sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.

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A federal judge has upheld former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

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A new Illinois law is in effect giving state police training and authorization to carry epinephrine auto-injectors to help with severe allergic reactions. 

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this year. 

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An Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.

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The Illinois Student Assistance Commission warns that uncertainty over state funding for tuition-assistance grants could jeopardize the academic success of thousands of low-income students.

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Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget after a year-and-a-half stalemate by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and a voting public one legislator described as near "revolt."

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Advocates for reforming how Illinois draws its political boundaries will try to persuade a judge that their proposed November ballot initiative is constitutional. 

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An Illinois Judge is directing the state to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment in a case filed by a military veteran.

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