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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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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

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Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

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Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

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Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office