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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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Common Core Implementation Rolls On

ISBE: Ask your kids over break how this is going

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Quinn Drops His Appeal and Collects His Salary

Tried to suspend lawmakers’ pay over pension inaction

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Let It Snow !!

3-5 inches in area

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US Senate Could Pass Budget

The US Senate poised to vote on a budget.

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Last Chance for Blago

Appeal heard Friday in Blagojevich case.

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New Top Lawyer for the City?

Mayor Houston nominates long-time Bloomington corporation counsel.

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Report: Tobacco Settlement Money Not Being Used Wisely

The state spending only a fraction of tobacco settlement money on prgrams

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Blagojevich Appeals

Ex-gov. arrested five years ago

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No Kids Are Hurt in Illini Central Bus Crash

Car’s driver in critical condition

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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

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9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.