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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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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is pushing a stopgap budget to fund schools, universities and other state services amid an ongoing fight with Democrats in the Legislature.  

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Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says the state loses $2.6 million a month in investment income because of the ongoing state budget impasse.  

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A measure giving Illinois voters a chance to decide if an independent commission should draw the state’s political boundaries is a step closer to the ballot.

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Moody's Investors Service will review the credit worthiness of seven Illinois universities after downgrading the state's credit to two levels above "junk" status this week. 

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill to provide about $3.9 billion for higher education, mental health treatment and other programs during Illinois' nearly yearlong budget stalemate.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "disgusted" by Donald Trump's comments that a judge of Mexican heritage can't preside fairly over a case involving Trump University because Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he expects crime will spike “at some point” because the state budget impasse is leading to cutbacks of a juvenile offender program.  

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