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Local election managers receive cyber-security training. more

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Vaccinations can still be effective, health professionals say. more

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Educator questions new state mandate. more

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STEM and financial degrees are in high demand, employment analysts say. more

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Counties required to offer same-day registration for special election. more

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Restricted funds complicate financing for state education mandates. more

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Students and parents criticize standardized test linked to federal funds. more

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Advocates cite high cost of providing mental health services in prison. more

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Lawmaker cites death of high school student as example of dangers. more

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Republicans are upset Democrats used a procedural maneuver to secure a unanimous committee vote for $100 million in funding. more

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State Farm has its corporate headquarters in Bloomington but has added 12,000 jobs outside Illinois. more

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Illinois ended its private review of the nearly 3 million people enrolled in Medicaid earlier this year. more

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Illinois Casino Gaming Association's executive director says state's plan would rely on tax revenue to build new casino. more

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Bloomington is facing a $1.6 million increase for its police and fire pensions. more

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All students, between third grade and their junior year of high school, will be tested in 2015. more

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A group of business leaders and labor unions wants lawmakers to raise one of Illinois’ two gas taxes by 4 cents a gallon to help pay for $1.8 billion in new roads and bridges. more

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Ralph Martire, who heads the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, says Illinois cannot pay more for education if the state rolls back the 2011 “temporary” tax. more

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The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced its endorsement of Kirk Dillard in Illinois’ four-way Republican race for governor. more

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Proposal would require sex offenders to report job loss to authorities more

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Governor wants to use a $5 billion infusion of up-front money to radically change how state pays for health care for its most needy more

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