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Man Denied Diploma to Receive It 55 Years Later

He was denied one because he attended a picnic at a park where blacks weren’t allowed to go to at the time.

08/04/2014

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Police in Granite City Shoot Knife-Wielding Man

The shooting is being investigated by the Illinois State Police.

08/02/2014

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Man Dies After Wheelchair Tips Over Into Pond

A photographer died when his wheelchair tipped over into a pond Sunday in Centennial Park.

07/30/2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Brian Kersey)

Gov. Pat Quinn Open to Helping Out Children Who Fled Central America

More than 300 unaccompanied kids from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala that made it to the U.S. border are being housed in facilities in the state.

07/30/2014

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Illinois to Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.

07/29/2014

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Gov. Nixon: Illegal Immigrant Children Don’t Strain State Resources

Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.

07/29/2014

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Illinois Woman Dies Retrieving Phone From Fire

A police officer who tried to save her was hospitalized.

07/29/2014

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St. Clair County Board Approves Zoning Change for Medical Marijuana Farm

The St. Clair County Board voted in favor of a zoning change that allows for medical marijuana farm “Nature’s Cure” to open in Marissa, just south of Belleville.

07/29/2014

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Illinois Communities Scramble to Find Road Salt

Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter’s record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies.

07/28/2014

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Report: More Illinois State Workers Making Over $100,000

10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 up 1,600 from a year earlier.

07/28/2014

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