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Jonesboro teachers' union creates scholarship for slain special ed teacher

Jonesboro teachers' union creates scholarship for slain special ed teacher

MARION – Calling teaching a “divine calling” for Jonesboro Elementary School special education teacher Amy Smith Blaise, the teachers’ union h…

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Review of Rauner's threatened closures takes time

Review of Rauner's threatened closures takes time

SPRINGFIELD — If Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to make good on his threat to close a prison work camp in Southern Illinois, state museums and up to … Updated: 12:31 am

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Anonymous donor saves jobs at Benton Grade School

BENTON — Four teacher's aides laid off this spring from their Benton Grade School jobs will return to work next school year thanks to an influ… Updated: 11:35 pm

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Rauner threatens to shutter prisons, toll road project

Rauner threatens to shutter prisons, toll road project

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he will close a prison work camp, shutter up to two juvenile detention centers and susp… Updated: 11:35 pm

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Sparta man's death in mine still under investigation

A number of investigative units are looking into what caused the death of a 59-year-old Sparta man found inside a mine in Coulterville.

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Southern Illinois sees shocking rise of Hepatitis C

Southern Illinois sees shocking rise of Hepatitis C

Cases of Hepatitis C — a blood borne virus that attacks the liver and is spread via shared drug needles, unsterile tattoos and other means — a…

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Judge delays Hastert's arraignment in hush-money case

Judge delays Hastert's arraignment in hush-money case

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's first court appearance until next week following his i…

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Illinois well services company moving offices to Indiana

VINCENNES, Ind. — A company that services oil and natural gas wells is moving its main office to southwestern Indiana from a nearby Illinois c…

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Q&A: What's next in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case

Q&A: What's next in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case

CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case donated money to the then-Illinois congr…

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Marion man dies after he is struck by vehicle

A 51-year-old Marion man died Monday night after he allegedly walked into traffic and was struck by a vehicle on Illinois 13, Marion Police Ch… Updated: 10:47 pm

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Agriculture officials ask county fairs to beware of bird flu

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread… Updated: 10:47 pm

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Clothes for Kids outgrows paid youth golf

Clothes for Kids outgrows paid youth golf

HARRISBURG — When it comes to raising money to buy clothes for children, Dale Fowler continues to make goal.

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Jackson County Board wants to downsize its government

Jackson County Board wants to downsize its government

The Jackson County Board is looking to downsize the number of times it meets per month in hopes of becoming more efficient.

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Insurers seek hefty increases for some Illinois health plans

CHICAGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and several other insurers are making initial double-digit rate increase requests for some Illino…

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Records: Hastert judge gave money to ex-speaker's campaign

Records: Hastert judge gave money to ex-speaker's campaign

Federal records indicate the judge overseeing the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert donated $1,500 to the then-Illin…

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Court sets arraignment for Hastert in hush-money case

CHICAGO — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will be arraigned this week following an indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 mill…

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SIU to host 2016 MVC softball tournament

SIU to host 2016 MVC softball tournament

ST. LOUIS -- Southern Illinois University will host the Missouri Valley Conference softball tournament next year for the first time since 2012…

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Rauner takes to airwaves post-session to criticize Democrats

Rauner takes to airwaves post-session to criticize Democrats

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner took to the airwaves to criticize Illinois Democrats the morning after the state Legislature passed a spending…

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Successful meth treatment for juveniles at risk

Successful meth treatment for juveniles at risk

BENTON – Serving methamphetamine addicts as young as 13 years old, Franklin County officials are hoping what they maintain has been a successf…

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Keith Krapf receives outstanding JALC faculty of the year award

CARTERVILLE — Keith Krapf, assistant professor of Life Science at John A. Logan College, was recently selected the JALC Outstanding Full-Time …

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Southern Illinois students do well at History Expo

Dozens of Illinois students advanced to the National History Day competition after presenting research papers, exhibits, documentaries and mor…

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911 fee change heads to governor

SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal to alter the fees people pay for 911 emergency phone service is headed to Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk.

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Chicago mayor: Beau Biden dedicated life to public service

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued a statement on the death of Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden.

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Bobcat hunting legislation awaits governor signature

Bobcat hunting legislation awaits governor signature

SPRINGFIELD – A plan to legalize the hunting of bobcats in Illinois awaits Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.

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Christian college removes Hastert's name after indictment

CHICAGO — A Christian college in suburban Chicago has removed the name of former U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert from an academic researc…

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Lawmakers, Rauner fail to finish their work

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Legislature's contentious spring session rumbled to a close Sunday, but lawmakers won't be gone for long.

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Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation

CHICAGO — A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain …

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