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  1. Dara DrewRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with Pastor Jamie Gallagher officiating. A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 17, at Mariah's Restaurant, 3317 Robbins Rd., Springfield.

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  2. Mendoza sworn in as Illinois comptrollerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Democrat Susana Mendoza speaks to supporters after being sworn into office as Illinois comptroller Monday at the Capitol in Springfield. Democrat Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois comptroller Monday, saying bipartisan agreement is needed to get the state out of its fiscal crisis, but also saying GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's “turnaround agenda” shouldn't be linked to passing a budget.

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  3. Lawmakers seek to block lame-duck session tax increasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Illinois Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, argues legislation while on the House floor during veto session Wednesday at the Capitol in Springfield. Two Illinois House members, including one lame duck by choice, said Tuesday they are trying to make it harder for lawmakers to pass a tax increase during the lame-duck session in January.

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  4. Like 3-pointers, Electoral College favors the little guyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    AMES, Iowa – I remember watching my older brother, Danny, dribbling down the court and me wiggling uncomfortably in the bleachers, starring at my blue Keds and asking, “How do we know who wins?” I guess that was a good enough explanation for a 4-year-old, and that's usually the way things worked out. You see, in basketball, a basket can count as 1, 2 or 3 points.

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  5. Illinois energy bill could cost consumers an additional $24 billion, opponents sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Exelon is trying to win financial help for two struggling nuclear power plants, including the Quad Cities Generating Station in Cordova. Exelon is back at the Capitol trying to win financial help for two struggling nuclear power plants, pushing what opponents have called a “Christmas tree” of giveaways that they estimate could cost consumers as much as $24 billion over 23 years.

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  6. Illinois Democrats, GOP remain far apart in budget talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters outside Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office at the Illinois State Capitol during a veto session Tuesday in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan suggested Tuesday that legislators should approve another short-term spending plan without giving in to any of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands, indicating the ideological divide behind the state's epic budget stand persisted through the bruising election season.

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  7. SVM Editorial: Jekyll-Hyde conduct sours governanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    What does “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, have to do with American post-election politics 130 years later? Dr. Henry Jekyll, a basically good man, makes the mistake of mixing and drinking a potion that unleashes his inner demons, transforming him into Mr. Edward Hyde, a ruthless evildoer. In American politics, we see basically good people who, after tasting the potion of power, find themselves stooping to contemptible lows to retain it.

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  8. Political parties, print media play declining rolesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    The strange 2016 presidential campaign prompts important questions about the roles of political parties and the media in American politics. Are these institutions today fulfilling generally constructive functions for a healthy democracy? My premise is that even with generally thoughtful citizens like you and me included in the mix, the public is nevertheless a collective “beast,” largely uninformed, undisciplined.

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  9. Kirk, Duckworth spar in first televised Senate debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, left, face off Thursday at the University of Illinois–Springfield in their first televised debate in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate. SPRINGFIELD – In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service and she criticized him for previous remarks he made against the president, as the candidates made one of their final pitches to voters Thursday.

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  10. AP Exclusive: Illinois worst in the nation reclaiming jobless benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    The Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield is seen here in September. In the past 4 years, Illinois has paid out more than $700 million in improper unemployment benefits and retrieved only about 37 percent of it, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

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  11. State still hasn't stepped up, so feds step in at Lincoln law officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Troy Freeman, left, and Brandon Turley measure the spacing for letters Sept. 20 on the Lincoln Herndon Law Office, also known as the Tinsley Building in Springfield.

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  12. Applicants sought for 15th Circuit associate judge's spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    FREEPORT – The 15th Judicial Circuit is looking to fill an upcoming vacancy in Stephenson County Court, where Associate Judge James M. Hauser is running unopposed for circuit judge in November, and so must vacate the post. Applicants must be U.S. citizens licensed to practice law in Illinois and residents of the 15th, which serves Stephenson, Lee, Ogle, Carroll and JoDaviess counties.

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  13. Grants for low-income schools to visit Lincoln MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    The grants from the Winnick Family Foundation are available to elementary school classes from the fourth grade, middle school classes and high school classes through the 12th grade. Both public and private schools with a low-income enrollment above 30 percent are eligible.

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  14. Illinois officials to analyze fairgrounds flooding, damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Heavy rains, as much as nearly 5.6 inches on the first day of the fair, swamped campgrounds and forced fair officials to cancel some events on Aug. 12, The State Journal-Register reported. Illinois Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Rebecca Clark said the Illinois Department of Transportation will analyze how to improve flood control on the 360-acre fairgrounds in Springfield.

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  15. From our archives: Campers turning out in Franklin GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on Aug. 22, 1891.

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  16. Springfield Scoop: a Casual arrogancea tells tale of Blagoa s warped characterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Rod Blagojevich was back in court this past week. He wanted a federal judge to cut his 14-year prison sentence after serving only 4 years.

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  17. Past's future looks bright in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Samuel Wheeler poses July 27 for a portrait in a study area at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. Wheeler, an expert on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, was recently named Illinois state historian by the trustees of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

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  18. Dateline Dixon: Keeping history alive is a daunting taskRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    DIXON – It's a bit ironic that the state's top record keepers spend a good portion of their time disposing of documents. But it makes sense considering the volume of the paper trail amassed by the state during the past 2 centuries.

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  19. Illinois auditor general misses disclosure deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    SPRINGFIELD – Auditor General Frank Mautino did not file amended campaign disclosure reports with the state Board of Elections, setting the stage for a public hearing into his use of campaign money while serving in the Illinois House. “If they did not produce documents by the time they were required to, the matter would be set for a public hearing,” Sandvoss said.

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  20. Audit: Illinois tax court guilty of errorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    A new, independent court created by the state to resolve complaints from taxpayers refuses to open a downstate office, and it has poorly managed its expenses in its first year and a half, an audit has found. The Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal was set up to mediate disputes between taxpayers and the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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