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35 Years Ago, Now THAT was SNOW !!

Last big snow here was Ground Hog Day 2011

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Missing a Military Medal? The State May Have It

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford used Veteran’s Day to highlight the state treasurer’s unclaimed property division, branded as I-Cash, has a…

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Tri-City School Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

The Tri-City School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

IL Senators Worried about Iran

Illinois’ U.S. senators are uneasy over the breakoff of talks aimed at keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Iran is…

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Lottery Ticket Helps Vets Programs

The Illinois Lottery’s newest instant game aims to raise $1 million for veterans’ organizations. The Veterans Cash program has raised…

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Vets Day Parade on Capitol Has Good Turnout

A parade on Capitol Avenue in Springfield on Monday highlighted Veterans Day. Attendance, like usual, was not overwhelming. However, several…

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New Veterans Have New Needs

IDVA director: Women vets face some of the biggest challenges

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Legal Help Is Available for Vets

A project of John Marshall Law School

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There’s Optimism about a New Farm Bill

Rep. Kelly concerned about SNAP; Roskam awaits conference committee action

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LGBT Group: Legalization of Same Sex Marriage Is Not the End

Equality Illinois says bullying and discrimination remain problems

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Snuff the Butt at UI Tailgate Parties

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Enforcement still up in the air

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Decatur Asian Carp Screen Back in Place

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Bad winter weather damaged screen

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Medical Marijuana Applications Posted for Business

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Applications for medical marijuana begins September 2 for patients, September 8 for dispensaries.

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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.