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1 hr ago | Examiner.com
In ten years, the number of incoming freshmen who submitted ACT's during the admissions process at WLU has gone from 15% to 51%.
5 hrs ago | Daily Herald
Sheila Simon is a Carbondale Democrat. Her office partnered with the Illinois Reading Council and collected books at a back-to-school drive at the 2014 Illinois State Fair, which ran from Aug. 8 to 17. Simon is sponsoring another back-to-school book drive at the Du Quoin State Fair, which begins on Friday.
5 hrs ago | Route 66 News
A series of new statues and wayside kiosks will be erected in nine towns along Route 66 in Illinois, according to a news release.
5 hrs ago | WSIL
The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.
6 hrs ago | The Logan County Herald
The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner.
Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot.
"Nearly 600,000 Illinoisans signed the petition to put our amendment on the November ballot and the State Board of Elections has certified that we submitted more than enough signatures to be on the ballot in November," Rauner said.
Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.
Schiller Park's Continental Baking Company, the first manufacturer of the Twinkie , will be closing and laying off 400 employees this October; the company claims that Twinkie sales have fallen dramatically due to competing Twinkie impostors that flooded the market following the brief closure and sale of the Hostess Brand in 2013 following a labor ... (more)
President Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called tax inversion.
Michael Rooker - who played Merle Dixon on the hit television series, "The Walking Dead," will introduce a video series for an upcoming traffic safety campaign by the Illinois Department of Transportation .
William Scott, who identified himself as a teacher concerned about young people in Chicago dying because of illegal drug trade, asks a question Wednesday in Chicago during the last of three town hall meetings.
Linh Narum knows what it means to be a part of a military family. Her father served in the Air Force for 27 years and she and her husband, Air Force Col.
Despite earning a master's degree in engineering, Oscar Vallencourt can barely decipher his son's fourth-grade math work.
Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and reimagined.
If the Ready for Hillary PAC has dog shirts, why can't Rand Paul? That's the thinking of the founder of Rand Paul Swag-who first set out to 'make liberty sexy' with Papa Ron.
A Stark County judge has sentenced a Kewanee man to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:23 am
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