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Dairy Building Offers Alternative to Fried Food at Fair

A new sweet treat – and it’s not even fried – is at the Illinois State Fair this year


Illinois 3rd in Nation for Number of People Signing Up Under DACA

A measure giving temporary legal status to illegal immigrants who came here as children is now a year old.


Statewide Teen Tan Ban Signed

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that bans tanning in Illinois for anyone under age 18.


SIU School of Medicine Makes Donation to Enos School

Enos school was once again the recipient of a long standing relationship with the SIU School of Medicine.


U.S. Sen. Kirk Appears in Springfield, Rallies GOP

Illinois’ top elected Republican fired up the troops during the party’s rally at the state fair Thursday.


Illinois Jobless Rate Climbs

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Illinois in July, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


Republican Day at the State Fair: Introducing the Crowded Field

The four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls pushed a message of both party unity and that they’re the right person to lead the state at a gathering of Republican county chairmen at the Springfield Crowne Plaza.


New Report Criticizes One Pension Plan

A new study gives thumbs down to one proposal for pension reform.


St. Louis to Chicago Amtrak Service to be Disrupted

Amtrak service between St. Louis and Chicago will be interrupted starting Friday.


Police Use Videos to Combat Heroin Use

State law enforcement officials are producing informational videos to combat what they say is an “epidemic” of heroin use.

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Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

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The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

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U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

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The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

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SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

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A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.