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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner kicked off planning for the state's 200th birthday by unveiling the logo. 

In an effort to take advantage of the intimate relationships between stylists and their clients, a new law in Illinois will require salon professionals to receive training in domestic abuse-prevention as part of their licensing process.

The law, which goes into effect Sunday, aims to educate beauty professionals to recognize signs of abuse. But stylists won't be required to report violence, and are protected from any liability.

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A northern Illinois judge has granted an injunction protecting health-care providers who are suing the state over a law that requires them to provide information or referrals to patients seeking abortions.

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Nearly three dozen Illinois legislators from both parties are asking Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to resume contract negotiations with the state's largest public-employee union. 

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he hopes lawmakers don't just focus on overriding vetoes when they return to Springfield for a brief session next week and instead work on trying to end a budget impasse. 

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has asked top leaders in the General Assembly to meet ahead of the veto session next week.  

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Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.

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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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