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U of I Fires Athletic Director Thomas

The University of Illinois is spending millions to part ways with its athletic director.

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Medical Marijuana Sales Off and Running in Illinois

Among the first buyers Monday was Maggie Chatterton, a 25-year-old homemaker in central Illinois.


Projects Halted at State Colleges, Universities

The state's shutdown of building projects is being felt most at its colleges and universities.


Mild Winter Forecast

Illinoisans may welcome El Nino effect


ALPLM Leader Assures No Lincoln’s Birthday Closure

Exhibits mgr: "Illinois Gallery will close every Jan, Feb" His boss: "That's not what he meant"


Medical Society President Is an ER Doctor

Waukegan doc loves what he does


New to Illinois: Bacterial Stripe

Probably not a threat, but it looks like other diseases


Durbin Will Support Obama on Syria

"Unholy mess." says Durbin, with four million displaced

Newborn Screening

Prematurity: A Public Health Problem Here

March of Dimes report card: Illinois gets a C


Small Schools Stick Together

Strength in numbers for training, collaboration


Lawmakers Call for Debt Relief for Everest Students

For former students of Everest College in Illinois, getting relief from your student loan debt may become easier, if some…

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University of Illinois Works to Rein in Sprawl on Campus

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is trying to rein in expansion of space on its campus. The (Champaign) News-Gazette…

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Peoria Marijuana Dispensary Tied Up By Zoning Dispute

A proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Peoria has hit a snag over zoning that has delayed its opening.


Illinois’ Congress Members Go On 70 Foreign Trips in 2 Years

Chicago Trib reports Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips to 44 countries in the past two years, costing more than $518,000.


Health officials: 70 Suspected Sick From AppleCider

Officials are testing for E. coli bacteria and a microscopic parasite called cryptosporidium. The Illinois Department of Public Health is assisting with the investigation.

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Owners of Vacant Site with AsbestosFace $500-a-Day Penalty

Owners of a vacant mill on Springfield's northeast side face a $500-a-day penalty dating back two months for not dealing with asbestos on the site.

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More Trouble for Hines VA Hospital

Mark Kirk wants new whistleblower protection.

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Medical Marijuana Available Monday in Illinois

he era of medical marijuana begins Monday in Illinois. Eight dispensaries are coming online.


Springfield Woman Indicted on Eight Counts of Mail Fraud

Nancy Eddington is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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