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Senate Passes Tanning Bed Ban for Minors
Legislation to ban minors from using indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate.
Thu May 16, 2013
Illinois historic sites extend hours for season
Six Illinois historic sites are operating seven days a week for the convenience of tourists traveling in the spring and summer.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ottawa girl finalist in state Queen contest
Olivia Snyder, of Ottawa, is a finalist for Illinois' 33rd annual Homecoming Queen selection set for Sunday, May 26, at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
Educators on virtual schools: Hold off a year
District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy has traveled twice to Springfield in recent weeks to push for a one-year moratorium on establishing new virtual charter schools.
Mon May 13, 2013
Governor Quinn Ignoring Southern Illinois?
Over the past eight months the governor has closed several state facilities across our region.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Daily Gazette
Estimate: Illinois to lose $212M in online taxes
New estimates show the state of Illinois will lose $212 million in unpaid sales taxes from online purchases during 2013.
Fri May 10, 2013
Chicago's proposed casino: Tourist gem or drain on...
Backers of a Chicago casino envision a city-owned betting house as a bustling downtown gem; drawing out-of-towners to gamble in a space surrounded by upscale shopping and fine restaurants.
Thu May 09, 2013
May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, more than 350,000 registered motorcycles in Illinois will emerge from their garages.
Mon May 06, 2013
Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with Illinois photo and video contest
This week marks the U.S. Travel Association's annual National Travel and Tourism Week, and in celebration, beginning Monday, May 6, if you live in or have visited Illinois, you can submit your photos or videos of your favorite Illinois experience for a chance to be featured in an Enjoy Illinois commercial later this summer.
Nevada resort setting up charter flights from Willard
A resort in Laughlin, Nev., is teaming with an airline to offer nonstop charter flights to Laughlin from the University of Illinois Willard Airport, beginning this summer.
Fri May 03, 2013
Bureau County Republican
Entries sought for 31st annual Hometown Awards
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn marked National Volunteer Week April 27 by encouraging communities to submit entries for the 31st annual Governor's Hometown Awards, a program that recognizes volunteer efforts to improve Illinois communities.
Quinn appoints Gill to state post; Callis may run in 13th
Dr. David Gill, who has run unsuccessfully for Congress four times in races covering Champaign County and other parts of central Illinois, has been named assistant director of the Illinois Department of Public Health by Gov.
Lincoln Daily News
IDOT, law enforcement and safety advocates launch motorcycle awareness campaigns
For the 30th year, May has been proclaimed Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois as part of a statewide campaign to reduce motorcycle crash fatalities and injuries.
Quincy seniors fight for medical necessities
The Health Care Council of Illinois brought its multi-city tour to Quincy Thursday to bring awareness to budget cuts HCCI is traveling across the state to bring awareness to devastating budget cuts to healthcare services such as dental, vision and podiatry care.
Wed May 01, 2013
Health Care Group Wants Medicaid Funding Restored
Illinois nursing homes are urging state leaders to restore medicaid cuts. The state slashed funding for dental, vision, and other services as part of medicaid reform last year.
The Southtown Star
Kadner: Meeks explains calls on same-sex marriage
The Rev. James Meeks called my house to say "same-sex marriage should not be the law of the state of Illinois." The robocalls are targeting state House districts in the Southland, including those of state Reps.
Lincoln Daily News
Antique Farm Show Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem
Horse-drawn plows, historic farming equipment and agricultural techniques from Abraham Lincoln's day will be on display Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg.
Reboot: What Happens With the Lottery Money?
DOESN'T THE LOTTERY FUND EDUCATION? We had many audience questions that went unasked at our pension forum with the Daily Herald on Wednesday.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Plainfield East student to perform poetry in Washington D.C.
While many teen boys aspire to be pro athletes, how many dream of being professional poets? One Plainfield East senior does, and he is well on his way.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Illinois Senate Approves Radogno Bill to Ban Minors from Tanning Beds
The Illinois Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prohibit all Illinois minors from using indoor tanning beds.