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There are Illinois connections in Friday's indictments related to Russian hacking around the 2016 elections.

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Early voting in this year’s primary election came a little late in some parts of Illinois. But officials say the polls are now officially open statewide.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has demanded Democrats send him school funding legislation, threatening to call a special session if they don't. The governor has sought to pit Downstate school school districts — and local legislators — against Chicago Public Schools.

Meanwhile, Rauner continued replacing top staff with people from a libertarian advocacy organization.