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Growing Up Gay Is Difficult in Rural Illinois

In ten Illinois counties, nobody has tried to get a civil union license

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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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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.