In this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo, Illinois lawmakers listen to Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in Springfield.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

May 29, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner: No Special Session If Deadline For Budget Missed

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.  He told reporters Friday that if he can't reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the end of the spring session that he will ask that "good-faith'' negotiations continue.


A March 5. 2008 file photo shows former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert visiting the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield,

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Former US House Speaker Hastert Indicted

An indictment against Dennis Hastert says federal authorities began investigating his bank withdrawals in 2013.  It says he agreed to pay $3.5 million to an unidentified person to hide "prior misconduct'' against that person. 


May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Community College Reform Legislation Stalled

Legislation that would cap contract lengths and severance pay for Illinois community college presidents is stalled in Springfield...at least for now.


Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

May 28, 2015 - News Local/State

Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

Management says the change was made because there was not good communication between the coach and the front office.


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May 28, 2015 - Longer Listen

To Write Love On Her Arms Founder Says Help Is Necessary

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, which helps people with depression, substance abuse, and self-injury. He has released a new book, If You Feel Too Much, and will be speaking in Chicago on June 8th. He talked with us about his non-profit, the movie based off his original short story, and more. 


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