Illinois

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Report: Illinois Has Lower Teen Birth Rate Than Missouri

The birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 in Illinois is well below the national average.

08/21/2014

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Eleven More Parents Charged For Allowing Children to be Truant

St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly has charged 11 more parents since May with criminal charges for allowing a child to be truant.

08/11/2014

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Collinsville To Host First Town Hall Meeting On Medical Marijuana

Illinois officials are planning three town hall meetings to answer questions about the application process for the state’s new medical marijuana program.

08/09/2014

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3-Year-Old Home Safe After Going Missing in Cornfield

Alexie Followell wandered off from the family’s detached garage into the corn field behind their home near Altamont, Illinois.

08/08/2014

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Illinois Democrats, Republicans Welcome Walgreens’ Decision to Stay in Illinois

Where the two parties differ is on what’s causing the problem.

08/07/2014

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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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