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Eastern Illinois University

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EIU Makes Cuts Due to Budget Stalemate

Eastern Illinois University's president says the state budget impasse will bring potential layoffs and furlough time for employees to the school.

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Football Helps DeKalb-Area Tourism

Tourism officials say last year's Illinois high school football championship brought an economic boost of about $800,000 to the Dekalb area.

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DSI Head Talks About Downtown Festivals

In the past Downtown Springfield Inc. had relied heavily on outdoor type festivals to draw up some business downtown.

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Prison Reform Drive Continues

There's more to correction than prison

Prairie Heart Institute

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Local Doctors First in U.S. to Use New Type of Heart Valve

Doctors at the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's in Springfield have become the first in the United States to preform a surgery using a new type of heart valve.

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Springfield Guard Unit to Go to Afghanistan

A Springfield based National Guard unit is preparing to be deployed.

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UPDATE: Man Dead Following Rochester Shooting

Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr says one man is dead following a shooting early Monday morning in Rochester.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

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Rauner Wants to Consolidate State IT Operations

In 1974, the state's oldest existing systems of information technology were set up.

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2 weeks ago

Man’s Alligator Taken from Home

A suburban Chicago man is scheduled to appear in court this week after authorities came to his house and took the alligator he kept there for 26 years into custody.

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Panhandling Lawsuit Trial to Begin in Chicago

A lawsuit brought by panhandlers who say they lose up to $10 a day because authorities bar them from a popular public square in Chicago is set to go to trial.

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The Case to Revamp Remap

After redistricting reform was mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address, some Illinois Democrats in Congress are expressing support for the idea, but on a nationwide level.

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Another Idea for Recall

How hard should it be?

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How Welcome Should Refugees Be?

SAFE Act would make it harder for Iraqis, Syrians to get in

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Durbin Wants Student Loan, College Textbook Changes

Senator Dick Durbin continues to push several measures he says will help make college more affordable.

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3 weeks ago

Amid Budget Stalemate, Marion Considers Borrowing for School

The Marion Community Unit School District board plans to vote on taking out a line of credit of up to $7.3 million to continue with construction as the wait for state money continues.

Medical Pills

3 weeks ago

1st St. Louis-Area Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open

HCI Alternatives in Collinsville plans a grand opening at noon Monday at a retail location adjacent to the Illinois State Police's regional headquarters.

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3 weeks ago

Illinois Monitoring 4 Counties to Guard Against Bird Flu

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1PLlTtE ) that the agency is monitoring Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards and White counties.

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3 weeks ago

Western Illinois Village Zoning Won’t Stop Planned Hog Farm

A western Illinois village has determined that local zoning rules can't prevent construction of a large hog breeding operation that's already won state approval.

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3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Calls for Stricter Safety Standards for Fuel Tank Cars

At a roundtable discussion in Aurora, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Naperville) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) heard the concerns local officials have about the amount of oil tank cars moving through larger cities in Illinois.

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Jackson County Sues State Over Unpaid Bills Amid Budget Woes

The county wants to compel payment of salary reimbursements that help pay for several top local government jobs.

National Headlines

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

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Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Russian egg roulette with Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson

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It's the Super Bowl 50 champ versus the NBA legend.