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For over two years, the people of IL suffered without a state budget, putting services for children, veterans, and the elderly at risk, because the governor refused to come to the negotiating table. Rauner on Wednesday proposed shuffling the burden for those pension costs from state taxpayers - to local taxpayers. The savings would come from the result of comprehensive school and health-care pension reforms.
  • Here's When the Next Overwatch Free Weekend Takes Place

    Here's When the Next Overwatch Free Weekend Takes Place

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    PC players, meanwhile, can throw all their clothes off, whirl around and sing songs of liberty and freedom. As players compete in matches-win or lose-they'll level up and earn Loot Boxes , each containing a combination of four items players can use to customize their heroes, including in-game credits and cosmetic goodies including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations.
  • Sam's Club is renovating itself

    Sam's Club is renovating itself

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    The offer does not require a minimum purchase, and the available items include almost every product under the company's Member's Mark private label brand. "Whether it works or not, your guess is as good as mine". Sam's Club will now offer two membership options, down from three earlier. These new distribution centers will be augmented by up to 12 of the closed locations that will be converted into regional e-commerce fulfillment centers.
  • Benchmarking Snapdragon 845 And Testing A New Qualcomm Reference Headset

    Benchmarking Snapdragon 845 And Testing A New Qualcomm Reference Headset

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    Until the Snapdragon 845 chipset actually touches down in a real-world device, it's impossible to make any broader statements about performance. On a Javascript test, the 845 was 37% faster than the nearest Android phones, though it lagged far behind Apple's latest models, which run in proprietary chips designed by the Cupertino phonemaker.
  • Shani Davis calls coin toss for US Olympic flag-bearer 'dishonorable'

    Shani Davis calls coin toss for US Olympic flag-bearer 'dishonorable'

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    Hamlin is a four-time Olympian with a bronze from the Sochi games in 2014. She kicks off her 2018 Olympic competition on February 12 with the first two runs of the luge. Hamlin said she would like to be remembered as "maybe someone who broke barriers down, who kind of made that breakthrough to let the floodgates (open)".
  • Android P details leak, will emphasize Google Assistant

    Android P details leak, will emphasize Google Assistant

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    As per a Bloomberg report , a key goal of Android P , the successor to Android Oreo , will be to persuade more iPhone users to make the switch to Android. I have no idea; I'd much prefer a phone without a notch to be honest. Bloomberg says developers will be able to integrate Assistant with their own apps when it Android P becomes available later this year.
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    YouTube TV "surprise"? 8 new channels; higher prices

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    But with its new content, YouTube TV will offer close to 60 channels, where Hulu offers approximately 50, PlayStation around 45, and Sling close to 30. On March 13, the price of YouTube TV is going up from $35 to $40 a month for new members. They will also be adding sports networks like NBA TV , MLB Network , and you will be able to subscribe to add-on services like NBA League Pass .
  • Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority

    Apple's Tim Cook sees dividend hikes, calls succession a priority

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    Apple is hoping to gain more ground on Spotify with an internet-connected speaker called the HomePod. However, Apple also has a business-to-business strategy, CNBC reports. Apple Watch Series 3 sales - the most recent model, which includes the option of integrated LTE for more standalone use away from an iPhone - have been outstripping the Series 2 version by 2:1 in the holiday quarter, Cook confirmed.
  • Fortnite Battle Royale Players Get Free PS Plus Celebration Pack

    Fortnite Battle Royale Players Get Free PS Plus Celebration Pack

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    Thus, seeing the encouraging reactions from the fans, the company now plans to come out with more limited time modes, which it internally refers to as LTM, notes Polygon. "Next week we'll be putting our first weapon (SMG) into the Vault ", the announcement read. Effectively, the SMG will be gone completely from the game, though it will return in the future.
  • Tag: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

    Tag: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has been priced at at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The smartphone is, with availability also expected to encompass Mi and Mi Home stores. It provides a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and 4000mAh battery. The rear camera module comprises a 12MP f/2.2 primary sensor and a 5MP f/2.0 depth sensor that work in tandem to offer features like portrait mode and "authentic bokeh effects".
  • BMW X4 Arrives Bigger Yet Lighter And Sleeker Than Before

    BMW X4 Arrives Bigger Yet Lighter And Sleeker Than Before

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    The M Sport model takes the more traditional BMW route of racier styling - aerodynamic splitters and sideskirts are joined by black accents and sporty alloys. It uses a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six engine, producing a punchy 240kW and 680Nm. United States buyers will choose between two models: The xDrive30i packs a 2.0-liter turbo four rated at 252 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to deliver a 0-62 time of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 149 miles per hour.
  • IDC: Google Sold A

    IDC: Google Sold A "Tiny" 3.9M Pixel Phones In 2017

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    However, looking at the big picture, Google still has a lot of catching up to do. This would mean that Apple shipped more iPhones per week than the number of Google Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones for the whole of 2017. Get 15% OFF your Google Pixel 2 case or Google Pixel ... One thing not many people will realize is that Google's smartphone pricing is even more high-end than Apple's, though.