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Mine Simulator in Harrisburg Aims to Make Mining Safer

Work is underway on a new Illinois mine that won’t produce a single piece of usable ore.

07/24/2014

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Ill. Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Gun Crime Sentencing Bill

The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.

10/28/2013

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Ill. Gov. Quinn Expected To Sign Concealed Carry Law Today

A spokesperson for Quinn’s office will only say that he will “act in the interest of public safety” but the bill’s sponsor is concerned.

07/02/2013

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Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois

“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”

02/20/2013

Tornado damage in Harrisburg, Illinois. March 15, 2012 (Getty/Scott Olson)

Monuments Dedicated To Harrisburg Tornado Victims

The monuments to victims of the Feb. 29 tornado were dedicated Thursday outside Harrisburg Medical Center.

11/02/2012

Federal Funds Available In Ill. For Tornado Fixes

Property owners affected by the deadly February tornadoes that raked southern Illinois are eligible for federal funds for rehabbing their houses.

06/20/2012

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Hey Kids, How About A Four-Day School Week?

Harrisburg Superintendent Lynn Proctor says the district expects to save big and adds the change doesn’t seem to have affected grades.

05/20/2012

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Quinn Will Appeal FEMA’s Denial Of Tornado Disaster Aid

Ill. Gov. says more homes suffered damage than originally believed.

03/16/2012

Tornado damage in Harrisburg, Illinois. March 15, 2012 (Getty/Scott Olson)

FEMA Taking a Second Look at Harrisburg

FEMA administrator is allowing the state to recalculate the level of damage in the wake of Feb. 29 storms that killed seven people.

03/15/2012

Harrisburg Tornado 1, Getty Images, Scott Olson

FEMA Denies Aid For Tornado-Ravaged Southern Illinois

“It has been determined that the damage was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the State.”

03/12/2012

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