Fairgrounds grandstand repairs likely not done by fair time


Repairs to the grandstand roof at the state fairgrounds will not be finished by the time the fair begins...

New case of invasive emerald ash borer discovered in Central Illinois


According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the emerald ash borer has been found in two more central Illinois counties...

Kirk: Regulations targeting for-profit colleges could also affect community coll


Regulations aimed at for-profit colleges could end hurting community colleges, U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk says....

Supporters of fracking push for regulation approval


The fracking people are out of patience...

Quinn, Rauner, shift focus to weapons in Gov. race


The issue of banning assault weapons is now entering the governor’s race...

Jobless rates fall statewide in June


The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas...

The IHSA is the target of a new lawsuit


The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances...

Rauner uses fake headlines against Quinn in TV ad


Gov. Pat Quinn is jumping on his opponent, Bruce Rauner, for making up news headlines in his latest campaign ad.   The TV spot run by the Rauner campaign cites at least two headlines that did not appear in the original story...

Stockwell to receive Penny Severns Integrity Award


Retiring Macon County Auditor Amy C. Stockwell has been selected for the 2014 Penny Severns Integrity Award...

U of I trustees approve budget increase for State Farm Center renovations


University of Illinois trustees have boosted the size of the budget for the State Farm Center renovation and given basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) a raise and contract extension...

Traffic Updates and Street Closures


Road closures and construction schedule for Macon County

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution....
5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...
Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A relative lull descended on the war-torn Gaza Strip at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday, as international efforts intensified to end the three-week war between Israel and Hamas and the U.N. called for an "immediate" cease-fire....
Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing
Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007....
Analysis: Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily....
 
 

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