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9 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 22, 2014

In 1914: The Fitted Steel Sash Co. is installing three new punch presses at their works at Neil and John streets.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Fair Time in Du Quoin

Illinois has two state fairs: the Illinois State Fair, which concluded in Springfield this past Sunday, and the Du Quoin State Fair in southern Illinois, which starts Friday night and runs through Labor Day.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Signed and vetoed

Motorists who are pulled over in Illinois no longer need to hand over their driver's license in exchange for a citation under a bill signed into law on Saturday.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Examiner.com

Botanical Gardens at Springfield's Washington Park

Who doesn't love to wander through a garden? There is something magical about flowers in bloom and taking a stroll.

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The Logan County Herald

Dave Irwin: The man behind our county fair concerts

He may not have been personally responsible for the perfect weather, but he's the guy who made sure everything else was perfect so the bands and the audience had the best possible time.

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The News-Gazette

Disease-carrying mosquitoes spotted in area counties

Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus, are turning up in Champaign County for a fourth summer in a row and have also been found in Vermilion County, public health officials said.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

The News-Gazette

Ebola outbreak has UI's attention

The Ebola outbreak in Africa has prompted the University of Illinois to suspend study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone this fall and plan some extra screening for international students arriving from West Africa.

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CU-CitizenAccess.org

Road to Rantoul: Migrant workers journey to central Illinois

The Nightingale Camp in Rantoul, Ill., is licensed by the state to house more than 400 migrant workers.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Authors' reflections inspire travel over Route 66

Joe Sonderman and Cheryl Jett stopped by the Atlanta Public Library Sunday afternoon to discuss their favorite subject, Route 66. After being introduced by library co-director Rachel Neisler, the pair took their audience on a virtual tour of Route 66 as the roadway took shape in Illinois.

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Billboard

Kings Of Leon Cover Robyn, Close Out Lollapalooza in Style

Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs at Samsung Galaxy stage during 2014 Lollapalooza Day Three at Grant Park on August 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

Examiner.com

Travel the National Road through Illinois: Vandalia to Collinsville

A giant catsup bottle, a museum of initiation devices and the nation's largest Native American mound are a few of the attractions to explore along the National Road through southern Illinois.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Washington Times

Agency could cut hours at Illinois historic sites

Budget cuts will force the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency to consider cutting hours at some state historic sites after the Labor Day holiday weekend, agency director Amy Martin says.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Lincoln's_Tomb

Numbers released by the Illinois Office of Tourism indicates the Springfield area continues to be a big draw for visitors.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Southtown Star

Lincoln exhibit opens at tollway oasis

Abraham Lincoln impersonator Vernon Risty helps South Holland Mayor Don DeGraff and other officials cut the ribbon for the opening of "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" exhibit opening at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis, Monday, July 28th, 2014, in South Holland.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Architect brings fresh spin to Maggie Daley Park

Strolling through Maggie Daley Park, stubble on his face and a yellow hard hat covering his graying red hair, Michael Van Valkenburgh paused before the contours of an undulating ice skating loop that will weave through a stand of evergreens.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Deep History, Great Cuisine and Lincoln in Springfield - Part 5

Last time around, we had just started exploring African American history past and present in Springfield, as it is inextricably tied to the issue of slavery in Lincoln's day and how the city has developed since then.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Asian carp cooking demonstrations part of tourney

Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp.

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