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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


35 Years Ago, Now THAT was SNOW !!

Last big snow here was Ground Hog Day 2011


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…


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

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

5-26-15 Langfelder

The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.

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SIU HealthCare Launches Online Patient Portal

SIU Health Portal

Patients of SIU HealthCare can now manage their health records online.

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Effort to Save Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

A foundation has taken possession of the boyhood home of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, brothers who made it big in show business.

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Southern Illinois Disapproves of Rauner’s Job Performance — Poll

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

More than 50 percent of southern Illinois voters disapprove of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job performance, according to a new poll.

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It’s “Mammogram Monday”

breast cancer

Central Illinois women are being encouraged to get free mammograms in the month of October.