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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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Madigan Files Pension Appeal

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

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Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

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A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

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$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

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The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.