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15 min ago | Patch.com

5 DUI Arrests, 155 Seat Belt Tickets During Plainfield Labor Day Enforcement

The Plainfield Police made five impaired driving arrests and issued 155 safety belt citations during the recent Labor Day click it or ticket and impaired driving crackdown.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

4 hrs ago | KFVS12

Illinois prisons dealing with backup power issues

Illinois Department of Corrections officials are retesting emergency power equipment at the state's correctional facilities to ensure they are adequately prepared for emergencies.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, State Prisons, Vandalia Correctional Center, Prison, Vienna Correctional Center

4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Fire forces partial shutdown of N. Ill. coal plant

Authorities are investigating what caused a transformer fire at a northern Illinois power plant that forced one of two power-generating units to shut down.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Oil & Gas, Dyn

8 hrs ago | Red Bluff Daily News

Lucille Hamilton celebrates her 105th birthday

On August 27, 1909, William Howard Taft was president, "Shine on Harvest Moon" was playing on everyone's radio, and Irma Lucille Franklin was born in the small farming town of Cisne in southern Illinois.

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12 hrs ago | KFVS12

Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored

A journalist, the first female director of Illinois' Department of Agriculture and two others are being honored by the Alumni Association of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Illinois school honors Marine killed in jet crash

A central Illinois high school has opened a memorial garden for one of its graduates who was killed in a fighter jet crash during a U.S. Navy training exercise.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Marine Corps

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cheri Bustos, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois Government

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Herald

Patients to start applying for medical marijuana Tuesday

One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for permission to use it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Quincy Journal

Hiding public records in Illinois now a Class 4 felony

Weather on QuincyJournal.com is provided by the National Weather Service, is in the public domain, and is not covered by copyright protection.

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Related Topix: Weather, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL, Chicago Heights, IL

WYMG-FM Springfield

Medical Pot Applications Can Now Be Submitted

One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinoisans will actually ask for permission to use it.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Common Dreams

Reinstate Justice at the University of Illinois: An Open Letter to Chancellor Phyllis Wise

I call upon you and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to immediately reverse the travesty of severing as Associate Professor in the Department of American Indian Studies, to Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita which he accepted in good faith and subsequently resigned from Virginia Tech, uprooting his wife and baby son from ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, Prison

WYMG-FM Springfield

Labor History Is Not Far Away

Rosemary Feurer is a history professor at Northern Illinois University, and it wasn't until her formal education was complete that she came across the Mother Jones monument in Mount Olive.

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Related Topix: Northern Illinois University

WAND-TV Decatur

SIU hoping enrollment doesn't fall again this year

Officials at Southern Illinois University say they're "guardedly optimistic" new figures will show an end to a trend of dropping enrollments.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin

Police say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Infection affecting west-central Illinois soybeans

University of Illinois Extension educator Mike Roegge says some fields started showing signs two weeks ago and affected areas rapidly expanded.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois governors differed in mansion habits

Most of Illinois' governors have lived in the Executive Mansion in Springfield at least part time.

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Related Topix: Matteson, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Rod Blagojevich, Cuba, IL

Examiner.com

Safe Passage program expanded by Illinois

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Public Schools boss Barbara Byrd-Bennett at an Aug. 29th news conference to announce the "CPS Safe Passage" program will expand through $10 million in support from Quinn's office and the state of Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Family, Kids

Recordpub.com

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who's turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Democrat

Daily Herald

Flooding shelves tours of historic Springfield home

A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours.

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