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Construction Zone Fines on I-74 = $$$

4,600 tickets for speeding and using cellphones in a work zone softens the blow of the state budget standoff.


ISU Hosts Nobel Laureate ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei will speak Wednesday evening.


SIU Makes Budget Cuts

Southern Illinois University officials have detailed $13.5 million in budget cuts, saying they will affect student-worker positions, research resources and on-campus events.

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Dow AgroSciences Moves in to U of I Research Facility

The Dow AgroSciences Innovation Center joins the Dow Chemical Company Innovation Center.


Dold Supports 21st Century Cures

It means billions to NIH


“Chip and Sign” Not Good Enough

IRMA pushes "Chip and PIN"


Talking Is Easier Than Doing, Consultant Tells ISBE

Chairman: We don't have money to throw at the problems


Democrats’ Path to Victory in U.S. Senate Race

Kirk's old U.S. House district could be weak for him


Impeach Rauner?

Activist Rob Sherman says it could force Rauner to push through social service spending


IDOT to Host Meetings on Highway Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a series of statewide public meetings on its new five-year, $8.4 billion highway improvement plan.

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Illinois Facing Necessary Upgrades to State’s Drinking Water Systems

EPA stays state needs to make upgrades to continue providing safe drinking water.

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Major Agricultural Processor Hopes to Make the State a Major Shipping Hub

ADM CEO says innovation through the opportunities the Midwest Inland Port could provide is tantamount to improving the quality of life in central Illinois.


Activists Warn Budget Impasse May Mean More Landfill Garbage

The Illinois Environmental Council wrote a message to its members saying possible layoffs of workers in statewide recycling programs could force cancellation of the programs.


Struggling Southern Illinois Airport Gambles on Vegas Route

New service to Las Vegas is the latest gamble at the little-used Mid America airport once expected to lure millions of travelers annually.

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Paper Says State Still Owes State Fair Vendors Large Sum

The State warned vendors payment would be late this year due to the budget impasse. Payment is issued out of the State Fair fund; it cannot be made without a budget.


Durbin Impressed with Memorial Medical Center Expansion

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin toured Memorial Medical Center’s Center for Learning and Innovation, which opened this summer.

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Two Illinois Sites Lose Programs but Keep Employees

The Illinois State Museum and World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta will close to the public Wednesday. But employees will still report to work while layoffs are pending in court.


Illinois State Museum, Sparta Shooting Range to Close Sept. 30 Anyway

The governor's office, as is its practice, would not answer questions.


Thursday I-55 Crash Victim Identified

No charges have been filed, the investigation is ongoing.

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Illinois Congressmen React to Boehner’s Departure

One word sums up the reaction to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s retirement announcement from Illinois Republicans: surprise.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.

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Here they come again: Broader health care debate for 2016


After seven years of wrangling over what's now known as "Obamacare," you might think people would be tired of big ideas for revamping the country's health care system.

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Oregon sheriff won’t ‘glorify’ mass killing by naming gunman


A day after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, residents of the quiet timber town are struggling to comprehend the deadliest mass killing this year in the U.S.

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Volkswagen emission scandal investigation to take months


The automaker says it will take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty for customers, shareholders, and staff.

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Millions of T-Mobile customers exposed in Experian breach


Experian, the world's biggest consumer credit monitoring firm, announced a massive data breach that exposed the personal data of 15 million people.