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3 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

7 hrs ago | WJPF-AM Carterville

Judge Releases Detail of Fatal Cairo Bank Robbery

A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Wisconsin Man Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Might Have Met Illinois Teens

A Wisconsin man facing sexual exploitation charges might have communicated with Illinois teens online, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office.

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11 hrs ago | Information Technology

IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards Recognize Important Member...

The IEEE PES Society-Level Awards acknowledge and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by IEEE PES members to the global power and energy community.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Clarkson University

15 hrs ago | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Should trooper who killed 2 sisters on I-64 get license back?

An Illinois State Trooper who was the source of a southwestern Illinois freeway crash is attempting to gain his driving privileges back for a fifth time.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WIFR

Nominees Sought for Illinois Distinguished Seniors

The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the workforce.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Sunherald.com

Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new and amended policy filings should comply with provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Mental Health Parity Act - which prohibit discrimination against transgender persons because of general identity or health conditions.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Tax, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News

Bellingham Herald

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Tax, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News

Science Daily

Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity

Physicists have identified the 'quantum glue' that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.

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Related Topix: University of Illinois Chicago, Physics, Science, Cornell University

Daily Herald

Congressman wants to end CHA "supervouchers"

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.

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Related Topix: Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Deseret News

Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Illinois Government, Representative Steve Scalise

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

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

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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