The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield.

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News Local/State - May 26, 2017

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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News Local/State - May 25, 2017

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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News Local/State - May 25, 2017

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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News Local/State - May 25, 2017

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.

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