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Sec. of State White Highlights Veterans’ Stories

Because the secretary of state is also the state librarian and archivist, Jesse White can appreciate a good story

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Illinois Crop Harvest Slow

The progress of the Illinois corn crop is slow.

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Health Insurance Exchange Rates Being Compiled

A conservative group says health insurance prices in Illinois will be higher for some people — including men in their 20s — under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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State Police Begin Approving Concealed Carry Instructors

So far, more than 50 instructors — most in northern Illinois — have been approved to train Illinois residents applying for applications to carry concealed weapons.

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Allegiant Airlines Continues Inspections

Allegiant Airlines is continuing to catch up on compliance issues with their MD-80 aircrafts’ emergency slides. The one-by-one inspections continue…

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U.S. Rep. Davis to Seek Re-election

In a Downstate district described as “50-50,” U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is seeking a second term. Davis is…

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Archer Daniels Midland Looking to Move Headquarters

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company says that after 44 years in Decatur, it is looking for a new location…

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Guns Stolen from Farm and Home Supply

Springfield Police are looking for someone they say broke into Farm and Home Supply on North Dirksen early Monday and stole two handguns.

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Durkin: We Must Elect More Republicans to the Illinois House

His appointment as House minority leader is still pending a vote when the legislature returns next month, but State Rep.…

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Bloomington Council to Vote on Party Bus Booze Ban

Bloomington’s city council is set to vote on whether to ban alcohol from party busses operating in the central Illinois…

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Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage Salary

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Swansea Man Drowns in Pond

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St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.

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U of I Economist: Farmers Who Rent May Need To Re-Negotiate

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A University of Illinois Economist says farmers who rent may have to renegotiate their terms due to fall in profits.

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Thousands of Gallons of Used Cooking Oil Stolen: 3 Arrested

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Three men have been arrested for stealing cooking oil from restaurants to sell to biodiesel plants.

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Prison Time For Former Custodian: Sex With Special Ed Student

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A former Jr. High custodian goes to prison for sex with a 15-year-old special education student.