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  • More than 1 million Illinois students to take new standardized test

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than a million students are scheduled to take new standardized tests next week, despite concerns from Illinois' largest school dis ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • HUD gives Illinois $6.4M to help disabled, poor pay rent

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal housing officials have earmarked more than $6.4 million to provide rental assistance to extremely low-income Illinois residents ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Measure aims to fight heroin abuse

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Two Illinois lawmakers announced bipartisan legislation Monday that would spend $ ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Scientists: Soil temperatures at or near normal in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Scientists with the University of Illinois say soil temperatures across the state h ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Secrecy of East St. Louis medical marijuana farm challenged

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some East St. Louis residents are challenging a city decision to keep the prop ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, March 4Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Lawmaker reimburses private plane expenses for football game

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts U.S.-Israel ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their disput ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Foster kids struggle to get screenings, study shows

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Some foster children are not getting their required medical screenings ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Survey: More parents asking to delay vaccines

    CHICAGO (AP) – Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, mak ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Eastern Illinois U. names Bradley provost new president

    CHARLESTON (AP) – Eastern Illinois University has named Bradley University Provost David Glassman as ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Ice fishing enthusiasts tackle the winter blues

    PEORIA – When the mercury drops below 0, and frosty wind whips up, it seems natural to retreat benea ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Sterling approves public comment policy

    STERLING – The city approved a public comments policy for its council meetings on the heels of a resident’s formal complaint that was sent to the Illi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • City places new water rates on file, will affect Bay Valley Foods

    DIXON – After about 7 months of negotiations, the new water rate for Bay Valley Foods boiled down to 32 cents.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s no fire in Sterling

    Firefighters check the roof of the evacuated Dollar Tree store at 4311 E. Lincolnway on Monday afternoon in Sterling. The Sterling Fire Department rec ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:23 am
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