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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Quinn Defends Use of Disaster Aid in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative

Illinois used $3.7 million from the federal funds awarded to the state in the wake of Hurricane Ike to set up a small business loan program under the NRI.

08/06/2014

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FBI Director Says Corruption, Crime Illinois Focus

FBI Director James Comey said in a visit to Springfield that stopping violent crime and public corruption are priorities in the region.

08/06/2014

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Wood River to Apply for Medical Marijuana License

A second Metro East community is entering the sweepstakes to become the home of the region’s medical marijuana farm.

08/06/2014

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State Senator: More Can Be Done to Prevent Violent Crimes by Mentally Ill

A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.

08/05/2014

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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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