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1 hr ago | My FOX Chicago

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year, according to a report in the State Journal-Register.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Sangamon County, IL, Springfield, IL

4 hrs ago | Daily Record

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

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

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

FAQs about Ms. Wheelchair Illinois 2014

Since I'm fairly new to writing on patch.com I figured I would do a Frequently Asked Questions about none other than me! How old am I and do I have any siblings? I am 27-years-old and I have three younger sisters, Katie, Nora, and Abby.

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10 hrs ago | WMGI-FM Terre Haute

New School Bus Rules In Illinois

A new bill is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly that would alter which students are allowed to ride the bus to school.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

14 hrs ago | KFVS12

Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform

Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Dennis Hastert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

University of Toledo

Toledo Takes On Northern Illinois in MAC Finale

TOLEDO, OH The Toledo women's tennis team hits the road one last time to close out the regular season against Northern Illinois on Friday, April 18 in a crucial Mid-American Conference match.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press .

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Illinois Government, Guns

WTVF Nashville

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the... Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Michelle Obama, Prison

WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Sun-Times

Man held without bail for alleged sexual assault in Boystown

A South Side man was ordered held without bail Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting and robbing a woman at knifepoint after he followed her out of a Lake View gas station convenient store earlier this week.

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Examiner.com

New Homebuyer Program Launched in Illinois

Two weeks after first launching the "Welcome Home Illinois" loan program, Gov. Pat Quinn is traveling to cities across Illinois to raise awareness of the program, discuss its benefits and explain how people can participate.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Daily Herald

Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Illinois Government, Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dick Durbin

KFVS12

ICE arrests 24 in Missouri, Illinois

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 24 men in Missouri and Illinois for what officials call "egregious" immigration violations, including individuals who entered the country illegally and committed crimes.

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WIFR

Illinois Strip Club Tax Brings In Less Revenue

Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Patch.com

What's the Matter with Illinois?

What really is wrong with Illinois? The Wall Street Journal took a look at the Land of Lincoln compared with our neighbors in the Great Lakes region - specifically Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin - to see the economic progress, or lack thereof, Illinois has made in the past five years.

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WIFR

Illinois Tollway Issues 5 Millionth I-Pass Transponder

In recognition of the Illinois Tollway issuing its 5 millionth I-PASS transponder, Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur congratulated the newest customers joining the Tollway's I-PASS program during a celebration of the agency's popular electronic tolling program.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Northwest Herald

Illinois House orders new audit of anti-violence funds

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are seeking a new audit of anti-violence spending under Gov. Pat Quinn after a review in February found “pervasive” mismanagement in an earlier program.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

ABC7 Chicago

I-Team: Illinois Poison Center hotline's cry for help

The ABC7 I-Team investigates claims by the country's oldest poison hotline that it's being forced out of business.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Oak Park, IL

CSP

Transportation for Illinois Coalition

A proposal to increase fuel taxes in Illinois to help fund infrastructure improvements saw pushback this week from retailers in the state, who argue is will hurt business and consumers.

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