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U.S. Rep Rodney Davis Applauds Obama Cuba Play

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:06:02 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
Reaction to the Obama administration move to normalize relations with Cuba is mixed. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria says the decision makes other countries wonder what the United States stands for.

DCFS Has Poor Monitoring Of Runaway Cases

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:06 CST

By: AP
An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.

State Unemployment Falls

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:58:25 CST

By: AP
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.

GOP Leaders Object To Special Election For Comptroller

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:57:54 CST

By: AP
Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released a statement.

Peoria Fast Stop Owners Admit Tax Fraud

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:57:23 CST

By: AP
Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme. U.S.

Special Legislative Session Called For Comptroller Election

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:14 CST

By: AP
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling Illinois lawmakers back to Springfield to consider a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Quinn says the special session will be Jan. 8. He says that will give voters a chance to weigh in.

Donations Help Replenish McLean Co Deputies Charity Fund

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:04:33 CST

By: Willis Kern
McLean County Sheriff's deputies are heartened by donations aimed at replenishing a drained holiday fund designated for charities.

IHSA Putting Basketball Title Archive Video Online

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:03:42 CST

By: AP
The Bloomington-based Illinois State High School Association says fans of high school basketball will soon be able to watch state-title games from six decades online.

Galesburg Veterans Facility Named In Honor Of Evans

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:02:50 CST

By: AP
President Barack Obama has signed legislation naming a veterans' clinic after a late Illinois congressman. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that Obama signed the bipartisan legislation naming the facility the Lane A.

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