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Speaking before a group that opposed the recent bill to raise electric rates and bail out two failing nuclear plants, Gov. Bruce Rauner explained why he supported it.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday the creation of a legal protection fund to help thousands of immigrants and refugees threatened with deportation and pledged $1 million to start the fund.

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The Springfield standoff turns even uglier as Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes $215 million in CPS pension relief. Chicago’s deadly year surpasses 700 murders. And Jay Cutler is set to have season-ending surgery. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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After a long debate, a last-minute push to bail out two downstate nuclear plants passed the Illinois General Assembly late Thursday at the tail end of the veto session.

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How President-elect Donald Trump’s global business empire could create potential conflicts of interest.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have provided Chicago Public Schools with $215 million in pension relief funding, blowing a massive hole in the district’s 2017 budget.

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With a two-year decline in jail population, Cook County is demolishing some older jail buildings that once housed inmates.

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Why the City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to create a massive TIF district to fund the CTA.

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The budget standoff is not over as the General Assembly’s fall session draws nearer to a close and to a possible doomsday scenario.

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The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban goes into effect early Thursday and continues through April 1, 2017.

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Hundreds of airport workers on Tuesday took to the picket lines around terminals 2 and 3 to protest for higher wages and better work conditions. 

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The deadline for Chicago homeowners to apply for a property tax rebate has been extended to the end of the year, city officials announced Monday.    

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The so-called Future Energy Jobs Bill would bail out two struggling nuclear plants. Critics say it would amount to the largest rate hike in U.S. history.

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The Invisible Institute, a locally-based nonprofit production company, this week published a new report after spending five years talking with black Chicago high school students about their interactions with police.

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For the second year in a row, protesters marched on Chicago’s high-profile downtown shopping destination to call for police reform and disrupt Black Friday shopping.

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Mateo Uribe Rios leads student activists in a march from the Chicago Temple to the Thompson Center on Nov. 11. (Courtesy of Debbie Patiño)

In Illinois, immigrants living in the country illegally are ineligible to receive federal or state financial aid to four-year public universities. But student advocates across the state have been pushing lawmakers for change.