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CHICAGO — Illinois' experiment with medical marijuana has earned a boost thanks to Gov. Bruce Rauner's approval of legislation extending the state pilot program for 2 1/2 years and including two more medical conditions. On Friday, medical marijuana advocates and experts called it a turning point that gives patients guaranteed access to the drug and provides confidence to those selling and cultivating it in the state. Rauner signed the measure Thursday night. "It's a very...

Updated at 6:01 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Even before the stopgap state budget bill was signed into law Thursday, there were fresh reminders that the battle that’s unfolded at the Statehouse over the last 18 months is far from over. Shortly after the...

Updated at 4:05 PM

Rep. Hammond hopes it is a model for full budget

Updated at 4:03 PM

Local projects, services can now proceed

Updated at 3:36 PM

GALESBURG — With a stopgap state budget in place, lawmakers have bought themselves some time to continue deliberating on the state budget without the pressure of schools closing.

Posted at 11:01 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks. But there...

Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 10:01 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Museum in Springfield is set to reopen Saturday with an admission fee after it closed in September due to the lack of a state budget. Earlier this month a legislative panel approved...

Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM False
Updated at 3:36 PM

Editor's note: This story has been revised. A previous version contained an incorrect figure for student enrollment at Rock Valley College. ROCKFORD — Rockford-area K-12 and community college leaders are...

Updated at 10:28 AM

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify which Easter Seals programs were affected by the budget stalemate. ROCKFORD — There was more confusion than rejoicing among social service providers...

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