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Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers will work with mental health professionals to look for ways to help mentally ill children in the hopes of preventing school shootings.

PODCAST: Dr. Jeffrey Brown - Budget Reaction 2-18-15

PODCAST: Dr. Jeffrey Brown - Budget Reaction 2-18-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Dr. Jeffrey Brown from the U of I College of Business and IGPA about Governor Rauner's Budget Address, with a focus on pensions.

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PODCAST: Bill Heid - "In Freedom's Cause" 2-11-15

PODCAST: Bill Heid - "In Freedom's Cause" 2-11-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the executive producer of the audio drama "In Freedom's Cause," based on the story of William Wallace.

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Danville Area Community College's annual Eagle Day

Danville Area Community College's annual Eagle Day Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015. Around 1,000 Vermilion County fourth-graders and members of the public took part in the event, getting a close look at a variety birds of prey. The program is presented by the Office of Wildlife Learning World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis and is co-sponsored by the Middlefork Audubon Society.

Full transcript: Rauner's State of the State address

Today marks a new beginning for Illinois.

And a new partnership between the General Assembly and the governor.

Last November, voters made it clear they want bipartisan government. They want a government where people come together to solve problems and get things done.

Rauner: State of the State roundup

You buying what Rauner's selling? Tell Tom Kacich here

Kacich covered the governor's speech. Check out his tweets here

Mundo murder suspects arraigned

Judge Tom Difanis set bond at $2 million for Daniel Gonalez and Reginald Scott, each charged with first-degree murder of Vicente Mundo, during a hearing at the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015.

Arrests made in Mundo murder case

Area police officials announce the arrests of two suspects during a press conference at the Champaign Police Department Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015.

Ferrill Five: Landyn, Layne, Drayden, Irelyn, and Kieran

Catching up with the Ferrill Five quintuplets who were born to Pete and Jenny Ferrill of Danville on Dec. 21, 2006.

Sunday Conversation: Jay Spoonhour

Jay Spoonhour is no stranger to college basketball. The 44-year-old is in his third season as the men’s coach at Eastern Illinois. But he’s spent most of his life around the game thanks to his late father, Charlie Spoonhour. The Panthers are in a bit of a resurgence this season, compiling a nine-game winning streak before that was snapped Thursday night against Murray State.