Illinois Agrees to $450,000 Settlement in Prison Rape SuitHe says prison officials punished and humiliated him after he reported his cellmate raped him.
Judge May Cut Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's Prison TermIt will be his first public appearance since he entered prison in 2012.
Federal Aid Covers Meal Plans For All U-City StudentsThe universal meal program is funded through the federal government's Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.
Last of 8 Defendants Pleads Guilty in Springfield Meth RingMichael P. Ayala pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, money laundering and a gun charge.
Money Donated in Bid to Make Illinois Site National ParkIf named a national park, Cahokia Mounds would become a responsibility of the federal parks system.
Federal Cuts in Madison County Impact Social ServicesWith no budget passed at the state level and a recent $225,000 decrease in funds from the federal level, officials are calling this a crisis.
Corps: Giving it Contaminated Landfill Would Not Speed FixFederal legislation, including in the Upton-led House Committee on Energy and Commerce, seeks to put the landfill effort in the hands of the Corps' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.
Congress Considers Ste. Genevieve for National Parks System``Ste. Genevieve is not only a treasure to us here in Southeast Missouri, but also part of our Missouri heritage and early American identity,'' said Smith, whose southeast Missouri district includes the town.
Illinois Fights US Spy Agency Decision to Stay in St. LouisThe meeting is scheduled for June 6 three days after the expected final approval of the St. Louis site.
Illinois Upgrading Security for Driver's Licenses, ID CardsIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White said that with the current changes, Illinois is now 84 percent compliant with the federal mandate.
Illinois Not Done Fighting For Regional NGA HeadquartersA final decision is expected in early June, with project construction set to begin next year and be completed by 2021.
FEMA Encouraging Flood Victims to Register for Disaster AssitanceFederal and state grants and loans available.

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