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Rauner asks Quinn for hiring freeze

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he wants Gov. Quinn to agree not to make any additional hires or appointments and to refrain from reclassifying employees into union-protected jobs so they can keep their positions in a Rauner administration.

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Mike Nichols, director with Chicago ties, is dead at 83

Nichols’ death was confirmed by ABC News President James Goldston on Thursday. Nichols died Wednesday night. Goldston said the family will hold a small private service this week.

Chicago Bears Week 11: Gould on the Vikings

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    ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’: More setbacks than heroics

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    RICHARD ROEPER: The latest Katniss Everdeen adventure is a rousing yet often bleak and downbeat film led by a non-glamorous, grounded Jennifer Lawrence performance. Read More