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26 min ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that provides water for 750,000 people.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

You now have an easier online to way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Oklahoma

7 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans

When Bruce Rauner's campaign fund injected $750,000 to the Illinois Republican Party this month, it was another illustration of how the GOP governor candidate has become more than just a big name on the fall ballot.

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Related Topix: US News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBS Local

Suburban Officer Fired After Shooting Family's Dog

The dog's name was Apollo. The 16-month-old German shepherd mix had run out of the home in the city of Hometown Friday afternoon.

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Daily Herald

More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 -- up 1,600 from a year earlier.

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Switched

Illinois turbulent love affair with government entities

Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair -- or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

WJPF-AM Carterville

Photo courtesy of The Southern Illinoisan

The family of an SIU student who was found dead in a wooded area of Carbondale plan to file a Wrongful Death lawsuit against the person police say he was last seen with.

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CBS Local

Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations

A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois' State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois taking time with Murray center closure

State officials say the closure of a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities will be a "long process."

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Merced Sun-Star

Home Fix: Bath fan vents causing mold problem

Q: I read with interest your article on venting a bathroom fan. I live in Austin, Texas, and my daughter lives in Illinois.

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Journalgazette.net

Electronics juice back-to-school

Schools encourage the use of the technology and many implement it as part of the curriculum."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ipad, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

After graduating from Illinois' motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph - and they can't handle it.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Belleville News Democrat

In context, Illinois unemployment rate isn't so good

Less is making Illinois' unemployment rate look better, but the Illinois Policy Institute explains that it's a distorted view.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

CSP

Illinois Eyeballing Cigarette Tax

The push is on to raise statewide cigarette taxes in Illinois by $1 a pack, reported The Chicago Tribune .

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

KFVS12

Cahokia Mounds excavators make interesting find

The Southern Illinoisan reports that the students found a bundle of whelk shells and bird bones tied together.

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My FOX Chicago

Man charged with Orange Line armed robbery

A West Side man has been charged with the armed robbery of five passengers on a CTA Orange Line train last week.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois prison guard suffers concussion in attack

Jeremy Noelle is the Local Union Council 31 representative for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.

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Related Topix: Prison, Illinois Government, State Prisons, Shawnee Correctional Center

Examiner.com

Court ruling on D.C. carry ban could have broad implications

Today's ruling by the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, as reported by attorney Alan Gura , that the city's ban on carrying of handguns outside the home doesn't stand up to constitutional muster "under any level of scrutiny" could have far-reaching implications.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Life, Self Defense

Hoof Beats

Illinois breds shine in Southland Festival Stakes

With more than $250,000 in purse money up for grabs for this year's 2- and 3-year-old crops these battles kick off the richest and busiest time of the season for these state-breds.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

DHS stages massive small town 'invasion' with helicopters and assault ...

The federal overlords have staged yet another massive display of illicit police state force, this time in rural Illinois where the home of a man charged with possession of child pornography was raided by agents of the Department of Homeland Security , with the full backing of local law enforcement.

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