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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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Electricity on the Open Market

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CUB has comparison tool online

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DCFS Answers Criticism

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Poor record-keeping, no training about runaways

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Schock in Court

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His lawyers say they want to protect his constitutional rights

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Crooked Contractor Sent to Prison

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A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did.

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State Contract with AFSCME Extended 2 Months; Governor Vetoes Anti-Strike Bill

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There's still no state budget, but contract talks continue with the biggest state workers' union.