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A Gettysburg Address ‘by the people’

When Abraham Lincoln spoke of a government “by the people” at Gettysburg, he probably didn’t imagine 150 years later his…

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Ice and Snow Around the Corner?

“Ice and snow – take it slow.” That’s the slogan the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are…

Puppy “Lemon” Law Fixed and Signed

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation fixing a small mistake in Illinois’ new pet “lemon” law. Lawmakers in October passed…

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Court to Hear Arguments on Blagojevich Appeal

An appeals court says it will hear arguments next month on granting a new trial to former Illinois Gov. Rod…

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Day Cares Could Face Fines if Pest Forms not Filed

Illinois health officials say more than 200 day care centers and schools could face fines for failing to comply with…

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Update: Rollover Crash on I-72

An accident on Interstate 72 held up traffic for about an hour Friday morning. District 9 Illinois State Police are…

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UIS May Change Mascot, Team Names

It’s not an issue of national security, but the identity of the nominees to serve as the new UIS mascot are being closely held.

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New Shoes + Kids = Smiling Faces

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and faculty for the SIU School of Medicine, at least 90 students from the Enos Elementary School are headed home with new shoes

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Former Decatur Worker Charged in Bus-Fare Thefts

A former employee of the public transit agency in Decatur has been charged with theft of government funds after police…

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National Donor Sabbath Begins Friday

Friday is the beginning of National Donor Sabbath, an effort by religious leaders to dispel some myths about organ donation.…

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Illinois Museum to Display 1916 Military Equipment

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Military equipment from 1916 to be on display starting September 6.

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Reaction to IDNR’s Long-Awaited Fracking Rules Proposal

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One expert laments the length of time it took DNR to write the rules, which he says are too restrictive. Meanwhile, another expert says she'll have to see what the rules are before she calls them restrictive.

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Vallas Says Rauner’s Budget Plan Will Take $$ From Education

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Quinn campaign says Rauner plan will cost education $4 billion.

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

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Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances