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Casting himself as a progressive alternative to affluent candidates, state Sen. Daniel Biss has entered the race for Illinois governor.

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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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The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act will create annual benchmarks to ensure high schoolers are prepared for a college education. (Steven Sokulski/Pixabay)

State lawmakers hope newly passed legislation will help better prepare Illinois high schoolers for the rigors of a college education.

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Are lawmakers any closer to a budget agreement? We speak with two legislators about the progress in Springfield.

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Illinois lawmakers react to Gov. Pat Quinn’s state of the state address, and discuss what to expect from the upcoming spring session.

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Gov. Pat Quinn set a July 9 deadline for a pension committee of lawmakers to come up with a compromise. We check in with two of the members to see what the likelihood of comprehensive reform is. See how House and Senate members voted on pension bills.

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Pension reform made some strides before the General Assembly went on Spring Break. What was done, and how much closer is Illinois to comprehensive reform? Carol Marin and four state legislators discuss the developments.

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The veto session ended with several big ticket issues still unresolved. We preview what is expected to be addressed at the beginning of the year.