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  1. Illinois | Illinois 200: 1908 Springfield race riot led to the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Daily Herald

    The 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois, killed six people and inspired a national movement, which later led to the founding of the NAACP. After the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Mabel Hallam admitted she made up the accusation that George Richardson, a black man, had raped her.

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  2. Illinois inspectors climb over, under fair rides for safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | Daily Herald

    In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Illinois Department of Labor amusement ride safety inspectors Bill Szerletich, left, and Brian Brown inspect the safety bars on the compartments of the carnival ride "Downdraft," a ride in the midway of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Ill. Six Labor Department inspectors spent four days last week going over approximately 65 carnival rides running at the state fair through Sunday.

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  3. Gov. Rauner signs law requiring state jobs be in capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Daily Herald

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring state jobs to be located in the capital city unless there's good reason to put them elsewhere. The Republican's action Thursday is designed to save state money - and Springfield's pride.

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  4. The Latest: Chicago mayor raps Rauner rejection of gun curbsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | Daily Herald

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Latest on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's comments on the "failure" of Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stem gun violence : The Republican governor said Thursday that the Democratic mayor has "fundamentally failed, failed horribly" on public safety after shootings last weekend injured more than 70 and killed at least 11. Adam Collins is Emanuel's spokesman.

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  5. 5,000 Illinois Purple Heart recipients honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Daily Herald

    The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president to any member of the armed services who is wounded or killed while serving in any military capacity. It took effect April 5, 1917.

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  6. EXCHANGE: Raptor Center joins effort to lift osprey numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | Daily Herald

    In this July 17, 2018 photo, program director for the Illinois Raptor Center Jacques Nuzzo, center, receives three Osprey that are seven weeks-old from out of state, at the Decatur Airport in Decatur, Ill. The Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur is part of the Osprey repopulation projects.

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  7. 160th Illinois State Fair: Old standbys, $30M for new lookThe 160th...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | Daily Herald

    In this Aug. 2, 2018 photo, the first of the carnival rides await assembly for the midway of the Illinois State Fair, scheduled to run Aug. 9-19 at the state fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. They include the "Crazy Mouse," the first roller-coaster ever offered at the state fair, according to fair manager Luke Sailer.

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  8. Springfield museum to debut 1908 race riot exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | Daily Herald

    The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum will debut a new exhibit detailing the 1908 Springfield Race Riots. The State Journal-Register reports that the exhibit will be unveiled Saturday evening as the 110th anniversary of the event approaches on Aug. 14-15.

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  9. Joe Biden visit attracting more interest than expectedA planned visit ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | Daily Herald

    A planned visit to Springfield, Illinois, later this month by former Vice President Joe Biden is proving to be a bigger attraction than expected. Biden's visit on Aug. 16 is proving so popular that plans have changed to accommodate more people.

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  10. Is REO Speedwagon Illinois' greatest band? Voters say yes.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | Daily Herald

    Is REO Speedwagon really the top band to emerge from Illinois? It snagged the No. 1 spot in a contest administered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

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  11. Governor's Mansion has new missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Daily Herald

    The newly restored Italianate-style Governor's Mansion is ready to host the people of Illinois once again, beginning July 14. Finishing touches are still in progress on the landscaping renovation. A farmer in Carthage carved bed and a matching furniture piece for Chicago's Columbian Exposition and then they were donated to the state while Gov. John Altgeld was in office .

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  12. EXCHANGE: Generosity kicks off kidney 'transplant chain'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In this June, 20, 2018 photo, Ian Robertson is introduced during a news conference announcing a kidney transplant chain that took place last year involving four donors and four recipients at the Memorial Center for Innovation and Learning in Springfield, Ill. Deborah Kunath, left, received a new kidney from Misty Shaw, the first transplant in the chain.

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  13. Illinois 200: Ulysses S. Grant's first march to war was from Springfield to QuincyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Ulysses S. Grant, seen here in 1864, commanded Union forces. But in 1861, he led the 21st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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  14. Illinois Democrats push back on Trump immigration hard lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, Illinois Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, speaks at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly offered pushed back last spring against Republican President Donald Trump's hardline stance on immigration, aiming to protect Illinois residents regardless of their residency status and, in some cases, firing off direct repudiation of the nation's top executive.

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  15. Camping World announces expansion plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Just over a year ago, Camping World was the successful bidder for certain assets of Gander Mountain. The company plans to continue to grow.

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  16. Bipartisan work yields gun bills, fate rests with RaunerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, Illinois Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, speaks at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Legislation aimed at curbing gun violence, some of which wouldn't have stood a chance just a few years ago, won approval in the Illinois General Assembly this spring amid scrambling to answer what seem to be ever-increasing instances of mass shootings.

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  17. Follow the steps of Abraham Lincoln's courtship of Mary ToddRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In a news release, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is offering walking tours in the downtown area to spots where Lincoln and his Mary Todd Lincoln met, broke up, reunited, married, and lived before they moved to the White House. The free "Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary" tours will be held every Tuesday in June, July and August.

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  18. Illinois, which buried ERA decades ago, now its darlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In this June 3, 1982 file photo, a group of feminists chained themselves together outside the Illinois Senate chambers in Springfield, Ill., to show support for the ratification of the ERA The women chanted and held their hands in the shape of a womb to symbolize womanhood. Illinois for decades remained the only industrial northern state not to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

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  19. The Latest: Accuser of House Speaker's aide relieved he quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Daily Herald

    Sherri Garrett, an employee in Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office, speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, where she accused Madigan's chief of staff Timothy Mapes of mishandling allegations of sexual harassment and making inappropriate comments. She said Mapes was dismissive of harassment complaints on two occasions and made untoward comments to her and others in incidents from 2013 to just a few weeks ago.

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  20. Illinois pension buyouts may not bring savings budget claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Daily Herald

    In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, addresses reporters outside his state Capitol office in Springfield, Ill. For years, Rauner has been ubiquitous on all things related to the Illinois budget.

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