Alton, Illinois flooding
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May 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Madison County in southern Illinois has been declared a disaster area by its county board chairman. In making the announcement, the county is calling for the National Guard to aid in flood-fighting efforts. In proclaiming a disaster Wednesday, County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler...
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marijuana plants
May 29, 2019 - 4:25 pm
By MICHAEL HILL and JOHN O'CONNOR/Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use. The 10 states that have...
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Brian Kelly
May 29, 2019 - 6:43 am
VALMEYER, Ill. (KMOX) — Valmeyer and Prairie du Rocher are calling for sandbagging volunteers Wednesday morning. Here's the details for Valmeyer: Wednesday, May 29, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location - At Rock City in...
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J.B. Pritzker
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May 28, 2019 - 12:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Voters will decide next year whether to ditch Illinois’ flat-rate income tax in favor of one that hits the wealthy hardest following House action Monday that gave Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker his top campaign pledge and biggest victory since taking office. On a 73-44 roll...
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Welcome to Illinois sign
May 28, 2019 - 12:39 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded $1.8 million in grants to increase Prairie State tourism. The Office of Tourism announced the 17 recipients of two different grants , saying tourism produced more than $3 billion in tax revenue for the...
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illinois planned parenthood
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May 28, 2019 - 10:00 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) — The Illinois House has endorsed expanded abortion protections as a half-dozen other states strive to restrict the procedure. Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Reproductive Health Act, SB25 , was approved 64-50 Monday. It rescinds 45-year-old regulations on...
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Senate Assistant Minority Leader Dave Syverson, R-Rockford
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May 23, 2019 - 10:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program , while a key Republican said some of the taxes aren’t acceptable and lawmakers may have to seek...
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hands in handcuffs
May 22, 2019 - 11:03 am
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Illinois man to five years in prison for an October fire that killed his 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports 35-year-old William G. Brewer of Quincy pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of endangering the life or...
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May 22, 2019 - 10:33 am
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — A man found dead near a south St. Louis County park last week has been identified as a man reported missing in Illinois earlier this month. St. Louis County police say 49-year-old James Andrae of Creve Coeur, Illinois, was last seen alive on May 8. Police say he dealt with...
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May 21, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It’s “border to border” seat-belt enforcement for Illinois police agencies through Memorial Day. Officials from the Departments of Transportation and State Police joined more than 200 local law enforcement agencies in Monday’s announcement. The “Border to Border” campaign...
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