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City, County Unveil Minority Participation Plan

An effort is underway to get minority students interested in engineering.

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Scherer Still Pushes for Gas Tax Repeal

The price of a gallon of gas would go down, under a proposal a Springfield area lawmaker is sponsoring.

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CCW Permits Available Only Through Internet

Want a concealed carry permit in Illinois? You’d better have a computer.

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Sierra Club Sues FutureGen Alliance

The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project.

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Illinois Should Study Policy on Incentives in 2014, Quinn Says

Corporate incentives, or giveaways, will be under scrutiny next year. ADM, Boeing and others are seeking incentives in excess of…

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School’s On in Mount Olive

Teachers ratified tentative deal Sunday

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Those Buried at Camp Butler Receive Holiday Cheer

A solemn holiday tradition at Camp Butler took place Saturday

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Winter is Here!

Winter has arrived with six inches of snow and ice.

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Amish Exempted from ACA

In many ways, Douglas County resembles most of its neighbors in eastern Illinois: a patch of rich farmland with an…

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Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

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Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

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Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

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IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

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Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

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State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

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Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

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Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

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Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

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Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world