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‘White Christmas’ at the Hi-Pointe Saturday

Sell-out crowd expected, Early arrivals encouraged.

12/19/2014

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Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

12/19/2014

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Illinois Jobless Rate Falls to 6.4 Percent

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.

12/18/2014

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan (Getty/Andrew Burton)

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Ferguson

Arne Duncan says it’s important that adults listen to children for ideas on change

12/17/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and other officials turn dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony at Boeing Aircraft in Hazelwood, Missouri on December 16, 2014. The new plant will make parts for the new Boeing 777X passenger aircraft with production to begin in 2017.  UPI/Bill  Greenblatt

Boeing Breaks Ground Today, Adding Hundreds of Jobs to Region

Gov. Jay Nixon, legislative leaders and Boeing officials hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on an expansion that will bring more than 700 new skilled-labor jobs to the region.

12/16/2014

A file photo of the old canal bridge on I-270 in Madison County, Illinois. (Kimberli Green photo)

Old Canal Bridge Coming Down Soon

The Illinois Department of Transportation is making plans for a bridge demolition in Madison County.

12/16/2014

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Monopoly Millionaires Club Lottery Game Ending

Lower-than-expected ticket sales blamed for multi-state drawing’s abrupt cancellation

12/15/2014

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James Patterson Donates to Left Bank Books

Thanks to a holiday windfall, Left Bank Books in St. Louis plans to install a security system and possibly update its phones.

12/15/2014

File photo of a bushel of grapes. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Trade Group for Illinois’ Wine Industry Makes Big Hire

The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association has hired a full-time executive director for the first time.

12/12/2014

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Ameren, ComEd Get OK to Raise Rates in Illinois

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.

12/12/2014

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