The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield.

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May 26, 2017 - News Local/State

Senate Committee Grills CMS On Building Leases

Senate Democrats continue to press Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration on several building leases in the Springfield area. The administration has entered into at least three leases worth more than the market value of the buildings.


Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana

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May 25, 2017 - News Local/State

Winnebago County Sheriff Says No To An Immigrant Detention Center In The Jail

Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana announced he would not go through with a controversial plan to allow the federal government house immigration detainees in his jail in Rockford, in exchange for funding to help hire officers to staff the facility.


American Civil Liberties Attorney, Omar Jadwat, gestures as he speaks after a hearing before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.

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May 25, 2017 - News Local/State

4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump’s Travel Ban On Hold

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced.


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a March 7 news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (left), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., outside

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May 25, 2017 - News Local/State

GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

The revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.


Rep. Will Davis (D-Homewood) chats with advocates representing suburban school districts Wednesday.

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May 25, 2017 - News Local/State

School Funding Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle

Lawmakers of both parties, and even Gov. Bruce Rauner, agree that Illinois doesn't fund schools in an equitable manner. One plan earned bipartisan approval in a House committee Wednesday, clearing a procedural hurdle that positions it for possible speedy passage.


Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, pills.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 25, 2017 - News Local/State

Obamacare Repeal Could Reverse Progress On HIV/AIDS Treatment And Prevention

The Affordable Care Act did a lot to expand HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for people at highest risk for the disease. But if the Republican Obamacare replacement bill becomes law, much of this progress could be reversed, according to epidemiologist Greg Millett.


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