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New Law Helps Athletes with Disabilities

A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports. Gov.…

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Stanley is Back!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is making its second trip to Illinois’ state capital in four seasons. The…

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More High School Grads, More Savings for State

Cutting the high school dropout rate by 50 percent could save Illinois $265 million in Medicaid costs. This is according…

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Michael Seal Sentenced For Killing His Mother

A Springfield man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted of stabbing his mother to death…

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Four Year Scholarships Given to Foster Children

Forty-eight current and former foster children are now getting the chance to go to college

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State Changing Tax Assessments on Farmland

Opening the property tax bill is going to be less fun than ever for many Southern Illinois farmland owners over the next several years.

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Lincoln Tomb Set for Repairs 19 Months Late

Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery is finally getting $700,000 worth of upgrades — more than a year and a half after the project was first announced.

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43 ISP Cadets Graduate

Come Monday, the 43 newest Illinois State Police troopers will be on the streets.

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Ethics Panel to Investigate Speaker Madigan

House Speaker Michael Madigan’s request to be investigated by the Legislative Ethics Commission is being granted.

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Ambulance, SUV Collide at Clear Lake & Dirksen

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An ambulance heading south on Dirksen Parkway collided with an SUV late Friday afternoon, shutting down the intersection at Clear Lake for some time.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.