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Thursday | 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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Thursday | 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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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Washington Times

Lawmaker: Ill. concealed carry law 'complicated'

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Willamette Week

Illinois Italian Beef: Southsiiiidddeee

Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Lots to See and Do in Springfield, Illinois

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is a several square block, cobblestoned, foot traffic-only area that includes the Visitor Center, Lincoln Home and a handful of other residences situated in this historic Lincoln-era neighborhood.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Rauner: Ia m Better for Veterans

Incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn has been currying their favor for years, even before he became governor.

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University Business

Non-tenure track faculty in Champaign-Urbana join national movement

Nearly 500 non-tenure track faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won a major victory by forming a union, which was certified yesterday by the labor relations board.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

As part of remodel, Navy Pier could be home to hotel

Navy Pier aims to place a five-story boutique hotel near the east end of the man-made peninsula, and plans to start looking for developers this summer.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Examiner.com

Escape to Springfield, Illinois

In the very beginning of our summer road trip to explore the Land of Lincoln, we embarked upon Highway 72 in Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , traveled west approximately 50 miles to Decatur, , then another 39 miles into Springfield.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Celebrating summer in Springfield, Illinois

Learn about Springfield Illinois, the town where Abraham Lincoln begun his political life and experience its tourist attractions such as Lincoln's old law office and the Lincoln Home national historic site.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Northwest Herald

Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

Briana Chick, of Aurora, walks down the recently renovated main stairway leading up to the third floor of the Senate and House chambers July 1 at the state Capitol in Springfield.

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The News-Gazette

Urbana looks at whether to regulate short-term room rentals

That's essentially the premise for travelers looking for off-the-beaten path accommodations, and it has Urbana city officials reconsidering how they regulate bed and breakfasts.

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