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The finish line of the Illinois Marathon on Saturday morning.
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
News Local/State
April 22, 2017

2017 Illinois Marathon Brings Winners, Good Weather, Marriage Proposal

After two years of challenging weather, runners in Saturday's 2017 Illinois Marathon finally got a break. Conditions were dry with temperatures in the mid-40s, though wind gusts topped 20 mph. Organizers say this year's events included more than 17,000 people. 

Here is a list of the top finishers in Friday and Saturday's events. 

Governor Bruce Rauner
Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois
News Local/State
April 22, 2017

To Explain Change On Abortion, Rauner Cites Economic Agenda

Governor Bruce Rauner was asked Friday why he’s changed his position on an abortion law since the 2014 campaign.

At issue is whether Illinois should repeal a prohibition on using state money for the procedure. The restriction affects state employees and low-income people on government health programs.

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