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As the legislative session in Springfield enters its final week, Natasha Korecki is joined by Pat Brady, Neil Steinberg and Dave McKinney to discuss the continuing budget negotiations, the rapidly increasing number of referendum set for the November ballot and the proposed changes at the Lincoln Library.

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Christina Gerding and Jason Gerding pleaded guilty to demonstrating and picketing inside the U.S. Capitol building.
The four-month program launched in October, and included weekly stipend and a guaranteed job interview.
Four years in the making, the project means 25% more capacity for an international terminal once housed in the ground floor of a parking garage. It’s a major milestone for a massive airport renovation now projected to cost $12.1 billion.
Sales soared in October after McDonald’s launched adult Happy Meals featuring limited-edition toys designed by the streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market.
The woman was discovered about 4:35 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of West Melrose, police said. She was identified by a relative as Regina Michalski.