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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's time for Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats to accomplish "a grand compromise" on a balanced budget before the Legislature adjourns May 31.

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. 

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow an arbitrator to settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall. 

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans say bipartisan groups of Illinois lawmakers are making progress on initiatives that Rauner says are essential to a deal on a long-delayed state budget. 

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A group petitioning for an independent commission to draw legislative districts in Illinois turned in signatures Friday. Leaders of the Independent Map coalition delivered over 550,000 signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections. 

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A measure to add $453 million for Illinois colleges and universities during the state's historic budget stalemate is expected to be considered in the state Senate this week. 

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A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House. Lawmakers currently draw district maps. 

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The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet. 

SIU students, community members, and others took to the Carbondale campus Monday to protest increasing costs for higher education, social issues and more.

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Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migraine and other health conditions.

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