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February 16, 2015

Some Democrats Worry Governor Rauner Will Cut Spending To Social Services

 Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to present his budget for the financially struggling state this week. Many Democrats are concerned he will propose big cuts to social service agencies. Chicago Democrat Greg Harris says he doesn’t think Rauner’s plan to cut taxes is sustainable - if he wants to fund mental health services and child welfare programs.


Politicians at a news conference in Clinton, IL
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February 13, 2015

Mitchell Launches Petition To Keep Clinton Nuclear Plant Open

A state representative from central Illinois is launching a petition drive to keep the Clinton nuclear power plant open. Exelon, the company that owns the power station, has said in the past that Clinton faces growing economic pressures. Republican representative Bill Mitchell, of Forsyth, held a news conference in Clinton today.  He says keeping the plant open will protect jobs and affordable energy.


As Lincoln, Klein speaks with a young girl.
Fritz Klein
February 11, 2015

Fritz Klein: Bringing Abraham Lincoln To Life

Feburary 12th marks Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and that means Fritz Klein is in high demand. Klein has built his career out of being Abraham Lincoln. The actor stumbled into the role years ago as what was supposed to be one of many roles in his acting career, but the opportunities to portray the 16th president kept coming and soon Klein decided to relocate to springfeild and portray Lincoln full time. 


Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.
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February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


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