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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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Illinois Ranked at the Top for School Emergency Plans

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Illinois is the nation’s most improved state when it comes to establishing emergency plans for children

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Prisons and Power

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A spokesman for AFSCME says power failures highlight a lack of necessary funding

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Quinn and Rauner Agree: Don’t Raise the Gas Tax

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Other ways to build and maintain roads, they say

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Accident Leaves State Trooper Injured

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Cause of crash under investigation