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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Despite his budget proposal cutting spending from the previous record-high year by less than $2 billion and touting a $120 million expected surplus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker maintains that Illinois still needs the $7.5 billion contained in President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan. Read more

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CHICAGO – After Senn High School student Davion Holmes was named captain of the football team, and won a spot on the varsity basketball team, too, the lifelong athlete dreamed of spending his junior year competing on the court and gridiron with his friends and teammates. Read more

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Exelon Corp. plans to split into two publicly traded companies, one for its regulated electric and gas utilities like ComEd and the other for its power generation assets like its nuclear power plants. Read more

CHICAGO — The purchase of The Second City is a done deal. According to an announcement Thursday by ZMC, Chicago’s longtime comedy theater has been bought by the New York-based private equity firm. No purchase price or terms of the deal were disclosed. Read more