Early Voting Begins in Illinois

Early voting starts today in Illinois.   For the first time, you won’t have to show photo identification to vote early, and early voting hours will also be extended in most counties. Gov. Pat Quinn believes these changes set Illinois apart from

Caterpillar Foundation Gives $1 Million to Fight Ebola

A gift from Peoria will help fight Ebola.   Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Illinois-based manufacturer, is giving $1 million to the ONE Campaign, according to Michele Sullivan, the foundation's president.   “If yo
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National Teen Safe Driver Safety Week Begins

Learning to drive is more complicated than it used to be, with more rules about how much supervision your parents have to give you, how many unrelated passengers you can have, and so on.   Secretary of State Jesse White says the regulations of the &l

Governor's Race Coming Down to the Wire

 SPRINGFIELD – An online survey conducted by the University of Illinois Springfield Center for State Policy and Leadership’s Survey Research Office shows that Gov. Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner are in a virtual tie less than a month b

Denver Company Looking to Grow Marijuana in Illinois

DENVER — Outside the warehouse, even from the road, the smell is unmistakable. And once you step inside this unassuming building, across the street from a busy police station in northeast Denver, you can see it, too: About 6,500 flowering marijuana

President Obama Helps Rally Voters to Governor Quinn

The race for Illinois governor is getting attention from the highest office in the land...

John Groce Visits Decatur

SportTalk with mark Tupper and Tim Cain has always been a program that educates listeners on University of Illinois Athletics. For over 25 years, Tupper and Cain have also had the privilege to welcome in the Head Men’s Basketball Coach of the Illini

Unemployment in Illinois Continues to Drop

Illinois’ unemployment rate is down a little more.   The rate fell to 6.6 percent, from 6.7, but it’s now seven months in a row of decline, according to today’s (Friday’s) report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Une

Blood Banks Not Worried About Ebola

The people at the blood bank don’t want you to worry about a thing, when it comes to Ebola.   Tara Matheson, donor relations manager at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center in Springfield, says you have to exchange bodily fluids with som

Rauner Calls it Opportunity, Quinn says Non-Union

Bruce Rauner is now downplaying the “right-to-work zones” that were a part of his platform in the primary.   Rauner now calls them “opportunity zones”—areas with fewer regulations and taxes in order to bring in businesse

City Council to consider altering noise ordinance following public hearing

A noise ordinance that was adopted by the City of Decatur 11 years ago will be staying as written, for now...

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home....
CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients....
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Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot
CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour....

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