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  1. Illinois' 200th birthday party gets late start, low budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Times

    Illinois is on the brink of its bicentennial bash , but political skirmishing that has battered the state could be blamed for late party planning, a comparatively low budget - and ultimately, its contribution to future generations. The plans to celebrate Illinois' Dec. 3, 1818, admission to the Union seem to pale compared with the two states that joined just prior.

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  2. Gun control measures proposed in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 15 | The Times

    The proposed measures come as reaction continues to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded, The State Journal-Register reported. The legislation introduced by Rep. Martin Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, would ban the sale of assault weapons, large-caliber rifles, bump stocks" that allow rapid firing of weapons and large-capacity magazines, which described in the bill as holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

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  3. Take the time to learn and share a veteran's storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | The Times

    THUMBS UP TOa saving and sharing stories. One of the things we believe in strongly here at The Times is that everyone has a story to tell, even if they're not always quite sure how to put things into words.

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  4. Statehouse turnover: will it actually help?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | The Times

    Last month, the Associated Press reported on a seemingly high percentage of Illinois lawmakers who won't be on the next ballot. More than two dozen such folks have either said they won't be seeking re-election or, in some cases, just walked off the job entirely.

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  5. 'Toxic environment' must leave Springfield in order to succeedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 29 | The Times

    The voluntary exodus of lawmakers from the Illinois General Assembly is a telling symptom of the dysfunction that grips Springfield. For years, members of the General Assembly have turned a blind eye to district maps that are illogical to the point of resembling Rorschach tests.

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  6. Suppan to teach 1-night IVCC course on Radium GirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 24 | The Times

    Illinois Valley Community College instructor and history author Heinz Suppan will teach a one-night class, "Radium Girls of Ottawa," for IVCC's Continuing Education Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in room CTC124 at the Oglesby campus.

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  7. State briefs: New Illinois law lifts restrictions on crossbow huntingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | The Times

    New Illinois law lifts restrictions on crossbow hunting SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new state law means that hunters in Illinois can use crossbows during archery hunting seasons.

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  8. Statehouse Reeder: SB1 creates a budgetary time bombRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | The Times

    Last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed a measure that lays the foundation for one of the largest tax hikes in the state's history. Or it could lay the foundation for massive future deficit spending.

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  9. James A. Blackledge I: 1960-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | The Times

    James A. Blackledge I, 57, of Marseilles, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

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  10. House session canceled as talks continue on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Times

    House session canceled as talks continue on school funding SPRINGFIELD - House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled an Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill. Madigan says he canceled Wednesday's House session so that legislative leaders can continue negotiations on a compromise school funding bill.

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  11. Illinois governor says immigration bill 'very reasonable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | The Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner says a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities "seems very reasonable." The Republican said Friday on Chicago's WBEZ that a decision on whether he'll sign it into law is expected within days.

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  12. Illinois concealed-carry permit applications decliningRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois concealed-carry permit applications declining SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Authorities say applications for concealed-carry permits have been generally declining in Illinois since the program launched three years ago.

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  13. Governor opens Ill. State Fair; ag chief treated after fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | The Times

    Governor opens Ill. State Fair; ag chief treated after fall SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Bruce Rauner has opened the 2017 Illinois State Fair .

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  14. Senate, House plan to meet after Rauner school-funding vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Times

    Senate, House plan to meet after Rauner school-funding veto SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois lawmakers will be in session next week as a showdown with Gov. Bruce Rauner over school finance continues.

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  15. Our View: Illinois nearing the precipice on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | The Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto power to halt a multi-million dollar block grant to Chicago Public Schools and remove help for Chicago teacher pensions, and in doing so, put a stop sign on funding public schools across the state. The school funding bill, which would have had a formula to disperse more dollars to the neediest districts, now returns to the Democrat-controlled Legislature, where a three-fifths vote in both chambers is needed to either override Rauner's changes or approve them to be able to send money to schools this year.

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  16. Talking Points: Illinois education will never be equalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | The Times

    That might not ever happen and Illinois politicians are probably swinging at windmills if they think they can legislate such equality. All Illinois children never have been and never will be born into equal circumstances, but it seems politics often gets in the way of providing the opportunity for all of them to achieve to the best of their ability.

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  17. Capitol Facts: SB1 isn't the solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | The Times

    During the lead-up to the recent special legislative session over the state budget and a tax hike, Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff studied whether their boss had the power to force legislators to attend the sessions. A court ruled during the Rod Blagojevich era that the General Assembly must convene at the date and time ordered by the governor, but Rauner's staff found nothing in state statutes that gives the governor the power to, for instance, deploy the Illinois State Police to haul legislators to Springfield.

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  18. Central Illinois hospital offers delayed baths for newbornsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Times

    Central Illinois hospital offers delayed baths for newborns SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A hospital in central Illinois is offering delayed first baths for healthy newborns as part of a low-tech approach to infant care.

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  19. No movement on 1st day of special session on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Times

    The agenda was scant and attendance light Wednesday, the opening day of a special session called by Gov. Bruce Rauner to resolve a funding fight that'll determine whether schools get state money before the start of the academic year. Instead, the Republican governor and Democratic leaders pointed fingers over who's hindered progress, a familiar scenario in a state that only recently ended an unprecedented two-year budget impasse.

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  20. Governor signs lawmaker cost freeze into lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure that will halt increases of lawmaker cost-of-living pay adjustments, mileage reimbursement and other costs. The Republican signed the plan into law Wednesday at the Capitol at the start of a special session, calling it an important step for taxpayers.

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