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Protesters storm meeting on Chicago school closures
Protesters of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close dozens of city schools have been removed from a school board meeting in Chicago and from the state Capitol in Springfield.
Wed May 22, 2013
Promote shelter dogs, using creative idea-starters: #4
The flyers in this slideshow were used to promote dogs at Sangamon County Animal Control in Springfield, Ill., but they are also good idea-starters for your shelter staff and volunteers to brainstorm.
Lawrence E. Boarman
Lawrence Eugene Boarman, 82, of Pawnee, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at St.
Grayslake Man becomes National Guard Chaplain
A Grayslake resident was recently inducted into the Illinois National Guard Chaplain Corps.
KESQ-TV Palm Desert
Vatican: Pope didn't perform exorcism
A Vatican spokesman on Tuesday refuted claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism on a man in St.
Tue May 21, 2013
Sun May 19, 2013
Tom Kacich: Illinois' openness still merits bad grade
Every time I see Illinois getting high marks for open government and disclosure - it happened last week when the Center for Public Integrity gave the state an "A" for campaign disclosure requirements regarding super PACs, nonprofits and other groups - I have to laugh.
Sat May 18, 2013
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Heart Walk Quad Cities
Hundreds of Quad Citians laced up their sneakers for the annual 'Heart Walk'. It's one of the biggest fundraisers for the American heart association to raise money for research and treatment for cardiovascular Hundreds of Quad Citians laced up their sneakers for the annual 'Heart Walk'. It's one of the biggest fundraisers for the American heart ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.
Lincoln Daily News
Madigan: Springfield man arrested for child pornography
A Springfield man has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography as part of Operation Glass House, a statewide initiative Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched to apprehend the most active offenders who download and trade child pornography online.
Thu May 16, 2013
Summer Guide: Meet me in Saint Louis
The City Museum encourages you to touch the art-and climb over it, and crawl through it, and jump on it.
Illinois historic sites extend hours for season
Six Illinois historic sites are operating seven days a week for the convenience of tourists traveling in the spring and summer.
US Senate passes bill for Mississippi River study
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a proposal sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, Ill., to improve management of commercial traffic on the Mississippi River during droughts and floods.
Lincoln Daily News
Healthy Families Task Force brings community service agencies together
O n behalf of the Healthy Families Task Force, Coleen Moore coordinated a meeting last week of area family service providers.
Wed May 15, 2013
Promoting shelter dogs, using names and colors: #3
In addition to photos and some personality information, these flyers to promote dogs at Sangamon County Animal Control in Springfield, Ill., used catchy titles and included some interesting copy to keep people reading.
Family drama adds intrigue to Ill. governor's race
In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks on concealed carry in Springfield, Ill.
The Daily Gazette
Historic district application in the works
Market Street in Morrison is shown here. The city is working to have the downtown district – Main Street from Orange Street to Madison Street – placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Extra planting can help support local hunger relief
Temperatures are getting warmer in central Illinois, and once the ground begins to dry after this rain, it will be the start of gardening season for many - a time to till the earth, plant seeds and carefully nurture what grows.
Belleville News Democrat
Want to take part in a forum on the future of Scott Air Force Base?
Gov. Sheila Simon. The event, called a listening post, is "an opportunity for all community members, businesses and Scott Air Force Base families to speak out about economic challenges and opportunities within this unique region," Simon said in a release.
Tue May 14, 2013
Foot traffic, sales trends bolster Five Below's Q1
Teen discounter Five Below increased its first quarter profit forecast as sales for the period increased 33% to $95.6 million and same store sales advanced 4.2%. "Our fiscal first quarter played out much as we had expected.