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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…

New Berlin Vet Memorial

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…

Veterans Day

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…


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


There’s Optimism about a New Farm Bill

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


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

Equality Illinois says bullying and discrimination remain problems


Organizers Ban Campaigning at Veterans Day Parade

The annual Veterans Day parade in Illinois’ capital city has a new rule this year: No politicians, and no campaigning.…


Health Care Cancellations: 2 Intimate Views

Millions of Americans who buy their own health insurance are getting cancellation notices and Shonn Hild of central Illinois is…

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Leaders at Odds after Budget Meeting


Radogno accuses Cullerton of being two-faced; Madigan disdains term limits and redistricting

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Chicago Mayor Fires Police Chief

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired Garry McCarthy.

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Man Charged in Library Knife Attack to Get Mental Exam


Dustin Brown, 19, charged with stabbing chess instructor.

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Leaders Meet, Play Blame Game


They came. They met. They'll probably meet again.

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Last Car Made at Normal Mitsubishi Plant


900 workers out of jobs.