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2:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Illinois disaster preparedness affected by Department of Homeland Security

Local officials say if congress doesn’t reach an agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security it could hurt the area’s disaster preparedness.  Michael Masters heads Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security.

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2:17 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Rauner talks about Chicago mayoral candidate

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s not getting involved in the run-off election for Chicago mayor.  But he says he does speak with one of the candidates almost every day. Bruce Rauner wouldn’t say if he has a horse in the run-off race between incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel - or Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia.

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1:40 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Medical marijuana grower gives up 1 of 3 Illinois licenses

A medical marijuana grower is giving up at least one of three Illinois permits after missing a deadline to pay state fees and submit proof of a surety bond. 

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1:05 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Quinn advocates consumer rights in Loyola speech

Former Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing consumer rights in his first public appearance since losing the November election. 

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11:17 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Judge won't delay sentencing for ex-Illinois Rep. Farnham

A federal judge in Chicago is refusing to delay sentencing for ex-Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction despite an illness that soon could take his life.

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11:14 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nature photographer acquitted on charges of taking eaglets

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A northern Illinois nature photographer has been found not guilty on charges of illegally taking two baby eagles from the wild. A jury voted Thursday to acquit Steve Patterson of Oglesby.

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State News
6:59 am
Fri February 27, 2015

US court declines to decide Illinois benefits issue

A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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6:56 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Park advocates: More time needed on Obama library decision

The president of a group opposing proposals to put President Barack Obama's library on South Side park land is skeptical of a poll saying area residents support the project.  

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6:53 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Macon County confirms 2 cases of tuberculosis

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Two people are being treated for tuberculosis in Macon County.

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6:48 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Eastern Illinois will name new president Monday

Eastern Illinois University plans to name its next president on Monday.

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