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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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WIFR

Experts: Winter Ice, Winds Damaged Illinois Trees

Tree trimmers tell The Herald & Review that ice storms and straight-line winds caused most of the damage to trees in the state this winter.

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Central Ohio

Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

A wave of efforts to raise the minimum wage at the state and local level will run through November, when voters in eight states could consider ballot measures to raise hourly rates higher than the current $7.25 federal rate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, State of the Union, Chris Christie, US Governors

RiverBender.com

New Home Loan Program for Illinoisans

A new program may help more people in Illinois buy a home for a first time. The Welcome Home Illinois program provides $7,500 in assistance towards a down payment, as well as a 30-year mortgage with an interest rate as low as 3.75 percent.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Home Buying, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Pat Quinn, US Governors

KFVS12

Illinois mother sentenced in son's stabbing

The DuPage County state's attorney says a 30-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing her young son in the neck.

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The News-Gazette

Security firm ranks Monticello 17th-safest city in Illinois

Monticello has been named the 17th-safest city in Illinois in a listing compiled by Utah-based security company SafeWise.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Cassidy bill proposes decriminiliazation for pot posession in Illinois

For many people, one of the most recent pressing social issues, other than marriage equality, are efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana - an issue that, in particular, disproportionally affects racial minorities.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

KFVS12

New bridge yet to reach traffic projections

A study by the Illinois Department of Transportation indicates traffic on a new bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis isn't at projected traffic levels.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

TheBostonChannel.com

Report: E-cigarettes appealing to kids

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Opinion

Lincoln Daily News

Illinois legislators decide to leave raw milk alone

A proposed bill in Illinois banning the sale and distribution of natural or "raw" milk, is not going anywhere this session after legislators heard from "thousands" of natural milk proponents.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Springfield, IL

Quincy Journal

Petroleum Marketers, C-Stores, fight proposed Illinois gas tax hikes

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WIFR

Tough Tax Votes Loom In Illinois

Lawmakers could make the temporary income tax permanent in order to avoid an estimated $1.6 billion loss in revenue next year.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Lincoln Daily News

University of Illinois Extension celebrating 100th anniversary

Officially, Extension began in 1914 with the Smith-Lever Act. Many changes and additions have happened through the years.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Sangamon County, IL, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

WTAX-AM Springfield

Rochester Man Accused of Bringing Drugs onto a Train

Bond has been set at $75,000 for a Rochester man accused of bringing more than a pound of marijuana into Illinois on an Amtrak train with plans to sell it.

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Free Republic

4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Patch.com

10 Reasons Why People from Illinois are Grumpy

Illinois can be a tough state to live in at times. While we like to think that Illinoisans are a resilient bunch, we have to admit there are sometimes where optimism wanes and Illinoisans can just be a grumpy bunch.

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Examiner.com

Giving up hope, dog desperately in need of rescue

Brickz is just a year of age - for all intents and purposes, still a puppy - and he is already facing the end of his life.

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