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Another Illinois legislator will not be seeking re-election.

State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez is from Leland Grove, near Springfield.

She was among the Republicans who defied Governor Bruce Rauner — helping Democrats pass Illinois' first budget in two years.

That meant voting for a tax increase, which Jimenez says resulted in angry calls and messages — and even threats.

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The Illinois House will meet Thursday to try to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto.

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The presidential race is capturing most voters' attention. But here in Illinois, there's record-breaking spending going into races for the General Assembly. Hanging in the balance is the state of Illinois, or at least its budget, anyway.

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Illinois lawmakers are on the verge of passing a state budget, though only a partial one. Thursday is the final day of the 2016 fiscal year.

The plan is for lawmakers to vote on an agreement the governor and the General Assembly's leaders apparently worked out in hours of private meetings yesterday. 

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An Illinois House committee has approved a call for moving state government jobs to the Springfield area.  But its only a resolution and doesn't force that action.    

The sponsor, Republican Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez of Leland Grove,  says moving the jobs to the area would cut costs for the state and lead to more efficiency while also boosting the local economy.  

Two recently appointed state representatives held off primary challenges Tuesday night.

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A couple of legislative primary races are serving as stand-ins for the political struggle between the governor and Democratic leaders. 

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Representative Sara Wojcicki has only been in office for a few months. 

But she's already facing her first election as a state lawmaker.

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The new Republican state representative for the Springfield area says she won't always agree with the governor.  

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Illinois' newest state legislator has been sworn in.

Sangamon County Republicans have named Sara Wojcicki Jimenez to represent the 99th State House District. She'll replace former State Rep. Raymond Poe, who was recently appointed the new Illinois Department of Agriculture Director.