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Democratic legislators have refused Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request for “extraordinary” budget authority, with one – Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park – saying it would be akin to “giving a razor blade to a toddler.”

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Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Republican Party have spent months and millions trying to frame Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as a master puppeteer, but Rauner appears to be dragging himself down at the same time.

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Under pressure to send Chicago Public Schools cash following a social media lashing from Chance the Rapper, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is intensifying pressure on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democrats to act.

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As the Republican replacement for Obamacare faces political backlash, we take a closer look at how the law might change health coverage.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam indicated he supports the measure although he is concerned about the possible impact of the Medicaid rollback. “The Medicaid question, particularly for Illinois, is very challenging,” he said.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson joins us to discuss his department’s new policies and the challenges facing Chicago.

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The Chicago Police Department's controversial use of force policy gets a do-over. 

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Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes could see a substantial amount of federal funding dry up.

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Advocates for Illinois’ agriculture industry anticipate new export opportunities if the U.S. relaxes trade barriers with Cuba. 

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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the immediate resignation of 46 remaining U.S. attorneys that were appointed under the previous presidential administration.

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A bill prohibiting employers from screening job applicants based on wage or salary history advanced out of the Senate’s Labor Committee this week.

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Illinois would get slammed with extra Medicaid costs as Republicans rush to repeal Obamacare. Chicago teachers threaten another one-day walkout. And the Bears cut Jay Cutler. 

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Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson testifies in Springfield in favor of tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders. But will his proposed changes actually make the city safer?

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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner accuses Democrats of being behind a coordinated effort to shut down state government.

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House Republicans released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday night. How will it impact insurance rates, coverage and Medicaid? 

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Following calls Monday by Chance the Rapper to “do your job,” Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said there are two viable plans to quickly get $215 million to Chicago Public Schools.