Illinois

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March 06, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The next Mizzou vs Illinois rivalry game could include a new matchup of two fierce furry mascots – a tiger against an otter. What began as a joke and a viral meme among Illini students has turned into an official petition to make "Alma Otter" the new mascot of the University of Illinois. The...
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(Wood Rivers Police)
February 28, 2019 - 11:38 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) updated at 12:45 p.m. - Wood River Police say the 19-month-old child was found just before noon, Thursday. The missing vehicle and woman who was last seen with the child were also found by police. There is no word on the condition of the child or the woman. KMOX's earlier reporting...
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Law enforcement personnel gather near the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, Ill., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.
(Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Five co-workers killed, and five police officers wounded before suspect was killed by police, authorities said.
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Hundreds of protesters rally for a $15 an hour minimum wage on Sept. 4, 2014 in Chicago. The battle for a higher minimum wage is epxected to continue in 2015. (Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
February 14, 2019 - 6:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Democrats who control the General Assembly are moving quickly because Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to sign the measure into law before he proposes his first annual budget. That's scheduled for...
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Macro of marijuana with trichomes and crushed grass in a grinder for chopping a canapis on a black table
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Tom Franklin
February 08, 2019 - 12:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — The debate over the legalization of recreational marijuana has officially begun in the state of Illinois. Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) introduced a bill ( HB0902 ) in late January to allow licensed businesses to grow and sell pot, while also allowing residents to grow up...
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Wooden gavel lying on table by judge's chair in courtroom
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February 07, 2019 - 4:07 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) - A Collinsville woman is going to prison for stealing thousands of dollars from her own grandmother. Kara Gray, 39, lived with her 81-year-old grandma for more than a decade and police say she stole more than $10,000 from her. Gray plead guilty to a Class-1 felony count...
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February 06, 2019 - 5:52 pm
MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) - The extreme cold last week activated the science experiment gene in a number of people, resulting in injuries for those who tried the ``boiling water challenge.'' The challenge was to fling boiling water in the air and watch it turn into frozen vapor. After yesterdays popular #...
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Giant Slide at Illinois State Fair is for sale.
WICS (Billy Hatfield)
February 04, 2019 - 1:35 pm
The Giant Slide has been a staple of the Illinois State Fair for decades, but its owners aren't looking to keep it.
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Area of Pontoon Beach, Ill. which will house coming industrial park.
(2017 Google Maps Image)
February 04, 2019 - 11:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A 600-acre plot of land in Pontoon Beach, Illinois will become a new 10-building industrial park. NorthPoint Development , which recently finished a similar project in constructing the Hazelwood Logistics Center , has announced plans for a 7 million square-foot institutional...
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Michael Calhoun
January 31, 2019 - 8:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A new program begins in Illinois Thursday that allows patients to trade their painkiller prescription for a trip to the marijuana dispensary. The goal is to save lives by preventing people from becoming addicted to opioids. Christine Karhliker (car-licker) is community...
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