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Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from The State Journal-Register in Springfield, owned by one of the […]
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Bump Stock Owners Not Exactly Burning Up The Roads To Turn Them In

Via Uncle, this. Most local and area law enforcement agencies aren’t seeing a flood of bump stocks, attachments that allow shooters to continuously fire semi-automatic weapons, being turned in as a result of a federal ban that went into effect a week ago. Only one agency reached by The State Journal-Register had reported a bump stock being turned over. As of March 26, owners had 90 days to surrender the devices to local law enforcement agencies or to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...
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Satanic Temple statue among displays at Illinois Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A local chapter of The Satanic Temple has been allowed to place a statue in the Illinois Capitol alongside holiday displays of a Nativity scene and a menorah. The State Journal-Register reports the sculpture depicts the forearm of a woman holding an apple. The statue is called “Knowledge is the Greatest […]
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Remains from 1908 Springfield race riots to be excavated

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Archaeological work could begin this fall on the remains of seven homes destroyed during the 1908 race riots in Springfield, Illinois — deadly unrest that precipitated the creation of the NAACP . The State Journal-Register reports that an agreement reached last week between federal, state and city officials covers how excavations […]
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Officials save Springfield Race Riot artifacts from project

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are working to preserve artifacts from the 1908 Springfield Race Riots that were found at the site of a railroad improvement project. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis tells the State Journal-Register that he’s working with officials to move the items to museums, such as the Smithsonian or the Library of […]
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County hopes small card will be big help in opioid crisis

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A group in Sangamon County hopes that a small card might just save someone’s life. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports the Sangamon County Opioid Task Force Coalition is creating a wallet-size card that lists community resources for those dealing with the opioid epidemic. The card is part of a larger […]
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Illinois bill to raise penalties for assault on DCFS workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Measures that would increase penalties for assaults against Illinois Department of Child and Family Services employees that were spurred following a caseworker’s death are seeing slow progress. The State Journal-Register reports that Republican Sen. Tim Bivins introduced a Senate bill in January that would make aggravated battery without a firearm a […]
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Renovations continue on Illinois governor’s mansion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The $15 million renovation of the Illinois Executive Mansion is continuing as its July reopening approaches. The State Journal-Register reports that the governor’s residence has been undergoing renovations for the past year after decades of neglect. Improvements include making the facility accessible for those with disabilities, adding a kitchen to the […]
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Springfield may pay to reopen historic Lincoln offices

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city of Springfield could pay $20,000 per year to reopen a historic site where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law. The State Journal-Register reports aldermen this week advanced a plan for a five-year contract with the state to keep the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices open as a visitors’ center. The offices near […]
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Illinois doctors oppose expanding procedures to optometrists

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Many Illinois doctors are arguing that the state’s optometrists shouldn’t be allowed to perform procedures that are surgical in nature. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is proposing allowing optometrists to perform “low-risk” advanced optometric procedures, The State Journal-Register has reported . Optometrists would be required to have 32 hours […]
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Rauner renames Executive Mansion the Governor’s Mansion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Executive Mansion is getting a new name with its face lift. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed an executive order changing the name of the Executive Mansion to the Governor’s Mansion. The change takes effect July 1. The mansion in Springfield is one of the […]
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Group assessing impact of Illinois Safe Roads Amendment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois advocacy group is looking to determine the impact of the state transportation lockbox amendment more than a year after voters approved the measure. The State Journal-Register reports that nearly 80 percent of voters in 2016 approved the Safe Roads Amendment, which committed gasoline tax money and related fees to […]
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Only 3 doctors have joined wage-discrimination lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine indicate they will ask a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit alleging wage discrimination because few female doctors have joined the litigation. The State Journal-Register reports three current and former faculty members at the school have joined the federal lawsuit filed in […]
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Illinois Executive Mansion officials solicit volunteers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois governor’s mansion is moving into a new phase as officials solicit volunteers to serve as greeters and docents when the mansion reopens this summer following a $15 million renovation. The State Journal-Register reports that the Illinois Executive Mansion had fallen into disrepair after years of neglect. But with the […]
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Sangamon County Jail increases inmate mental health services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield-area jail will increase mental health services offered to inmates. The State Journal-Register reports the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is increasing the number of mental health professionals at the jail starting next month, from 28 hours a week to 40 hours. Authorities say it’ll cost roughly $3,500 more a month […]
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Bill would give rural Illinois schools high-speed internet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposed bill would give more than 90,000 students across 100 districts in rural Illinois access to high-speed internet. Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, Sen. Sam McCann, R-Plainview, and Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood are sponsoring the legislation, the State Journal-Register reported. Manar says the measure would be a one-time expense that […]
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Emergency repairs needed for Illinois State Fair barn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Another building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds is in need of emergency repairs in order to avoid a potential roof collapse. The State Journal-Register reports that the Capital Development Board filed documents last month to justify the emergency repair. The board handles non-road construction projects for the state. The documents say […]
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Illinois plans to offer high school equivalency alternatives

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Community College Board is planning to roll out several alternative ways people can earn their high school equivalency certificate other than passing a test. The State Journal-Register reports that the board plans to offer the other methods by the fall of 2018 and get more people into the workforce […]
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Illinois lawmaker proposes to cut budget package fee

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a fee cut from the state’s budget package, arguing there wasn’t enough time to fully examine it as lawmakers quickly approved a budget to end the state’s budget impasse. The State Journal-Register reports that Democratic Rep. Anthony DeLuca of Chicago Heights has proposed a bill to […]
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Central Illinois bike trail extension set to open Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois bike trail is being extended by six miles, doubling the length of the route in and around Springfield. The State Journal-Register reports the Sangamon Valley Trail extension will officially open to the public on Thursday. The first stretch of the trail ran from Centennial Park to Stuart Park. […]
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Springfield medical school finds violation in herpes trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has determined a scientist at the school violated internal and government rules in genital herpes vaccine research. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports that SIU provost Dr. Jerry Kruse noted “serious noncompliance” in an Oct. 6 response to a federal inquiry into the late William […]
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Illinois commission that advocates for deaf fires director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The longtime director of the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission board has been dismissed. The unanimous vote Thursday to dismiss John Miller came after a board member asserted the board “lost confidence in his ability to lead the commission effectively.” The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports board members didn’t […]
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WWII veteran’s remains return home after 73 years

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a World War II veteran have returned to Illinois after more than 70 years. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello’s remains arrived Wednesday night in Springfield, The State Journal-Register reported. His remains were exhumed about eight years ago and were identified with DNA samples provided by his family. […]
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Patients in Illinois get legal help for non-medical issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federally funded program is helping low-income patients in Springfield address non-medical issues with legal assistance. The State Journal-Register reports the Southern Illinois University Medical-Legal Partnership involves the university’s Center for Family Medicine, the School of Medicine, the School of Law and the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. The partnership […]
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Illinois House Delays Budget Session Amid Hazardous Materials Lockdown

The Illinois House on Thursday delayed its scheduled vote on an override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) budget veto amid a reported hazardous materials situation and lockdown. The Chicago Tribune reported that people in the building were instructed to “shelter” themselves and that a “total lockdown” was in effect. Nobody was allowed in or out of the Illinois State Capitol building, according to the Chicago Tribune, and a livestream showed a Capitol police officer and three people in hazmat suits ent...
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Mark Kirk Apologizes to Tammy Duckworth for Heritage Comment

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk took to Twitter Friday to apologize after created a national media firestorm Thursday during a debate with his odd remark that questioned his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's heritage. (See the first video below.) Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family's service. #ilsen -- Mark Kirk (@MarkKirk) October 28, 2016 Kirk noted challenger Duckworth's family heritage and sought to link her to imprisoned former Gov. Rod B...
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600 Springfield students sent home, lack physicals and shots

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois school district sent 600 students home from classes because they didn’t have their required physicals and immunizations. The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/2bYNwsx ) the Springfield Public Schools students were sent home Tuesday. Superintendent Jennifer Gill says most of those students are heading into sixth, ninth and 12th grades. […]
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Sen. Mark Kirk Says President Obama Is 'Acting Like The Drug Dealer In Chief'

A GOP senator fighting for his seat in a tight race said President Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief.” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) told the State Journal-Register newspaper last week that a $400 million payment to Iran was a “ransom” paid for the release of U.S. prisoners.  Kirk said: “We can’t have the president of the United States acting like the drug dealer in chief, giving clean packs of money to a ... state sponsor of terror. Those 500-euro notes will pop up across the M...
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Meet The National Federation Of Independent Business, The Corporate Front Group Claiming It's The Voice Of Small Business

Media outlets are adopting the National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) claim that it is speaking for the small business community in its opposition to Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination. In reality, NFIB is a front group that has received millions of dollars from the Koch brothers network and other large corporate interests, and its opposition to Garland is part of a campaign against environmental, labor and healthcare policies that most small businesses support. In Oppositio...
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Child agency head says fewer youths in treatment centers

The leader of Illinois' child welfare agency says the number of youths in residential treatment facilities for over a year is less than half what it was last spring. Department of Children and Family Services Director George Sheldon wrote an editorial for Wednesday's State Journal-Register saying there were 566 juveniles who'd been in such state-regulated facilities for over 12 months.
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