Illinois

Illinois Welcome Sign - spring time
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Brett Blume
January 30, 2019 - 4:22 pm
It would be the first boost in Illinois minimum wage since 2010.
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January 28, 2019 - 3:08 pm
It is unclear when they may reopen, one restaurant displays a sign saying it's closed for remodeling.
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January 28, 2019 - 11:13 am
Tuesday morning update: Princess Randle has been found safe and has been reunited with her family. Missing Juvenile Update: Princess Randle has been located and reunited with her family. Thank you for sharing the photos and our posts. — OFallonILPolice (@OFallonILPolice) January 29, 2019 Our...
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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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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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A photograph of a fire truck one sunny day
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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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