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Report: Missouri Ahead of Illinois in Reducing Child Obesity Numbers

Missouri is doing a better job than Illinois when it comes to tackling obesity in kids, according to a new report.

09/05/2014

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Illinois Begins Permit Process For Medicinal Pot

Businesses, individuals now have access to applications, timelines

08/31/2014

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules

The long-awaited plan Friday will regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.

08/29/2014

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New State Police Crime Lab Up and Running in Belleville

Crime scene investigators and forensic scientists in Southern Illinois are now working in a new State Police crime lab.

08/27/2014

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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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