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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner concedes to Democrat J.B. Pritzker in Illinois governor race

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner concedes to Democrat J.B. Pritzker in Illinois governor race

By Mike Riopell, Stacy St. Clair and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune

November 6, 2018


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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has conceded his re-election bid to billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker, the Hyatt hotel heir's victory likely putting his party in near total control of state government by limiting the governor to a single term.

Candidates for Illinois governor are split over marijuana legalization despite popular support

Candidates for Illinois governor are split over marijuana legalization despite popular support

By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune

October 25, 2018


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In supporting marijuana legalization, Illinois gubernatorial challenger J.B. Pritzker could usher in a change that affects everything from criminal justice to public health to the economy if he's elected. In taking a decidedly more skeptical view, incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner may appeal to his base...

Flu killed more Americans last season than car crashes and drug overdoses. But Chicagoans can protect themselves

Flu killed more Americans last season than car crashes and drug overdoses. But Chicagoans can protect themselves

By Ese Olumhense, Chicago Tribune

October 4, 2018


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Last flu season was the most deadly in years and Chicago public health advocates are urging residents to get vaccinated.

The midterm elections are coming — here’s a cheat sheet to get you through

The midterm elections are coming — here’s a cheat sheet to get you through

By Ese Olumhense, Chicago Tribune

September 26, 2018


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The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching, and despite all the politicking and punditry, you likely have a few questions: What are the midterms? Who is running? How can I vote?

New SIU department focuses on ‘social determinants of health’

New SIU department focuses on ‘social determinants of health’

By Dean Olsen, The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.

September 25, 2018


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Informing medical students about the social and economic hardships that can influence the health of patients and intervening to alleviate those problems are primary goals of a new department at Springfield's Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

New legislation on texting while driving passes House, moves to governor’s desk

New legislation on texting while driving passes House, moves to governor’s desk

By Hannah Smith, Staff writer

June 1, 2018


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A new bill moving to the governor’s desk will put stricter punishment on drivers found to be texting while driving.

Illinois approves Equal Rights Amendment, 36 years after deadline

Illinois approves Equal Rights Amendment, 36 years after deadline

By Rick Pearson and Bill Lukitsch

May 30, 2018


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The Illinois House voted Wednesday night to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment more than 45 years after it was approved by Congress, putting it one state away from possible enshrinement in the U.S. Constitution amid potential legal questions.

Opinion: Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government

Opinion: Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government

By The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill. Editorial Board

May 21, 2018


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It's a simple request, really. We all, to some level, depend on government services. Since residents provide the tax dollars they need to operate, we request government agencies be run in an efficient, transparent manner.

New program will help pregnant women addicted to opioids

New program will help pregnant women addicted to opioids

By Kaley Johnson, Belleville News-Democrat

April 21, 2018


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The program pulls together St. Louis and metro-east resources to provide long-term treatment for expectant mothers in the metro-east who are addicted to opioids.

McCann joins intense race for governor

McCann joins intense race for governor

By Nick Draper, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.

April 21, 2018


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State Sen. Sam McCann announced his intention Thursday to run for governor as a Conservative Party candidate, garnering a quick — and scathing — response from the incumbent governor.

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