Illinois

Macro of marijuana with trichomes and crushed grass in a grinder for chopping a canapis on a black table
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January 22, 2019 - 9:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several advocacy groups are urging Illinois lawmakers not to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, arguing it would, among other things, make roads more hazardous. The Chicago Crime Commission, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and Drug Free America Foundation say...
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Brad Choat
January 21, 2019 - 7:12 am
HARKER, Ill. (KMOX) — A tattoo artist in Hecker, Illinois - about 25 minutes from downtown Saint Louis - says a unique request by a customer has exploded into a "global" calling. Eric Catalano of "Eternal Ink" says he tattooed fingernails on a man without fingernails on his hand. The result looks...
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Wooden gavel lying on table by judge's chair in courtroom
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January 16, 2019 - 8:20 am
Just days before he left office, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted posthumous clemency to a man imprisoned for a stabbing that a serial killer later confessed to committing.
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Brian Kelly
January 15, 2019 - 6:27 am
COLUMBIA, Ill. (KMOX) — A three story apartment building in Columbia, Illinois went up in flames last night. According to the Monroe County Independent, Columbia Police officers were the first on the scene on Agnew Street near West Bottom Road. Officers knocked on doors to get everyone out. One...
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Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks during a round table discussion with high school students at a creative workspace for women on October 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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January 14, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Democrats have nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state billions of dollars in debt.
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Illinois state capitol building
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January 09, 2019 - 7:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) -- A new Illinois legislative session got underway Wednesday with Democrats firmly in control but both parties pledging to turn the page on years of budget stalemates, government dysfunction and name-calling. Democrat Michael Madigan, already the longest-serving state...
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Hotel vacancy
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January 06, 2019 - 9:09 am
O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A developer is proposing a new hotel in O'Fallon. It would be the city's 14th. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that officials in this city of 30,000 estimate hotel-motel tax revenues will top $2.3 million in 2020. It has 11 hotels. Two more should open this year along...
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Arabian horse
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January 06, 2019 - 7:45 am
FREEBURG, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a southwestern Illinois farm is breeding Arabian horses in an unlikely bid to sell the animals to buyers in Saudi Arabia. Rodger Davis owns the 300-acre Riding Center near Freeburg, just east of St. Louis. Davis told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he's been...
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River in the woods
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January 06, 2019 - 12:00 am
By ISAAC SMITH , The Southern Illinoisan CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Nathan Duffield has found a lot of junk on the river: sunglasses that usually are too scratched to be used, fishing lures, pocket knives — mostly things that don't float when someone's boat flips. But about 20 years ago, he also found...
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Flu
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Fred Bodimer
January 03, 2019 - 10:52 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Just as many expected, influenza cases picked up over the holidays.​ St. Louis County health officials say they had 171 newly confirmed flu cases for the last week of 2018 — that's more than double any other week so far — for a total this season of 430 cases. St. Charles...
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