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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Enjoy Lincoln Museum and a Cup of Tea

The library says it will present a "World's Fair Tea" on August first.


Heavy Rains Hold Back Crop Progress

Only about half the crop is in good or excellent condition


No More Mandatory Life for Juveniles

State law follows U.S. Supreme Court ruling

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District 186 Remains Concerned About State Aid Payments

With the exception of one area, the Springfield Public School District has all the money owed to it in the last fiscal year.

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National Guard: Donation Calls Are a Scam

The Illinois National Guard may be the target of a scam.

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Sherman Police Chief Taking Part in Special Olympics World Games

Sherman's police chief and Director of Illinois' Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics gets one more chance to run with the torch this year.

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Lawmakers: Rejecting Iran Nuke Deal Bad Idea

Rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement would bring some severe consequences, according to supporters of the deal.

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State, Federal Officials Tour Flooded Farms

They're from the government, and they're here to help.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

Rauner to Lawmakers: Stop Listening to Madigan, Start Listening to Voters

"It's important government continues to function," Rauner says.


Changes to Concealed-Carry Law

A new law took effect this month clarifying some items considered vague in Illinois' concealed-carry law.


Group Publishes Report on Bullying By Sexual Orientation

Illinois is making progress on stamping out school bullying based on sexual orientation, according to a national advocacy group.

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U of I Pres. Favors Online Courses, But Favors On-Campus Courses More

Timothy L. Killeen says the college campus should not be seen as an anachronism.


Kirk Admits Gun Measure Will Face a Fight

Tough to go up against NRA, he says

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Asian Carp Under Control

No new finds this past spring


HUD Chief Pushes Integration

Not just for big cities


Report: Many shots fired in parking lot

The Crossing Too on Clear Lake Avenue

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Flooding Remains a Concern

Third time Red Cross shelter is needed in Bluffs

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MLK Bridge to Downtown St. Louis to Close for 4 Months

The bridge opened as the Veterans Memorial Bridge in 1951 as a toll bridge built by East St. Louis for $10.5 million.


Lang Defends Anonymity for Potential Pot Growers

The sponsor of the medical marijuana law is defending the anonymity of the applicants for licenses to grow pot.

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