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Effingham County Farmer Welcomes Big GuestsEffingham County Farmer Welcomes Big Guests

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:25:35 +0000

Two Asian elephants spent the night at an Illinois farm on their way from California to the East Coast over the weekend.

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Lawmakers Turned Around On The Turnaround, With One Week To GoLawmakers Turned Around On The Turnaround, With One Week To Go

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:46:51 +0000


Legislators' return to Springfield today failed to result in real movement toward a state budget agreement, with just one week remaining before the state loses its spending authority.

A summary of what did, and didn't happen, during Tuesday's summer session

To hear House Speaker Michael Madigan tell it, Democrats are trying.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has given five conditions that must be met before he'll consider a tax hike that could balance the budget. 

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Shimkus Pushes EPA Chemical BillShimkus Pushes EPA Chemical Bill

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000

The U-S House is set to take up legislation today to help speed up the review of potentially dangerous chemicals used in commerce.

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Continuous Summer Session Continues: A Look At Today's AgendaContinuous Summer Session Continues: A Look At Today's Agenda

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000


The Illinois General Assembly doesn't typically meet during the summer. But legislators are back for another one-day session today.

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SIH Cancer Institute Earns National RecognitionSIH Cancer Institute Earns National Recognition

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:49:33 +0000

A national organization rates cancer services in southern Illinois as among the best in the nation.

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Durbin to IL Lawmakers: Avoid a ShutdownDurbin to IL Lawmakers: Avoid a Shutdown

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0000

With top Illinois officials far apart on a budget deal, parents with children in school should be among those bracing for a possible state shutdown.

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Cleanup Continues From Heavy Rain, TornadoesCleanup Continues From Heavy Rain, Tornadoes

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:36:03 +0000

Some southern Illinoisans are still cleaning up after the weekend's wet - and in some cases severe - weather.

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