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doctor holding pink ribbon representing breast cancer awareness
Alex Degman
August 27, 2019 - 11:02 am
"One in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer."
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illinois welcome sign near corn field
August 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change. The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. It limited state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. withdrew from...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images
August 16, 2019 - 12:22 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Turns out, there won't be a public vote over upcoming Missouri abortion restrictions. The American Civil Liberties Union believes it's impossible to collect the roughly 100,000 voter signatures needed in two weeks. That's when most of the new law takes effect. The law bans...
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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley
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August 05, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation last week that would place limits on "addictive features" of social media. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act proposes to ban aspects of social media such as infinite scrolling, autoplay and...
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job application
August 01, 2019 - 10:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workers will no longer have to disclose their salary history to employers under a new state law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a law barring employers from asking job applicants how much they made in previous jobs. Illinois lawmakers passed two previous versions of...
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Gov. JB Pritzker at SIUE with Katie Stuart
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
July 31, 2019 - 12:25 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker contends allocation of state funds to Southern Illinois University’s Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses should be done on a proportional basis with criteria that includes student population and building needs. Pritzker made the comment Tuesday as he...
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Trump
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
July 29, 2019 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Appearing in the Rose Garden with more than 60 first responders from the 2001 terrorist attacks, Trump sent into law an extension of...
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JB Pritzker
Tina Sfondeles/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
July 24, 2019 - 11:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed two laws aimed at protecting young immigrants in Illinois, including those whose parents are deported. One law extends the time a child can have a short-term guardian if their parents are detained or deported by federal immigration authorities. The law...
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bathroom for all genders
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
July 23, 2019 - 4:20 pm
By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor and...
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camera on highway
July 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois expressways in the Chicago area could get more security cameras soon under a new plan recently signed into law. The push for more cameras follows a recent spike in gunfire along highways. The law is named for postal worker Tamara Clayton who was fatally shot in her...
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