Illinois Opts Out of Back-to-School Sales Tax HolidayIllinois had its last summer sales tax holiday in 2010. It won't be among the nearly 20 states offering them this season.
USDA: Many Factors Considered Amid Animal Disease OutbreaksMissouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.
Robot Grocery Store to Bring Products to Shoppers Via Vending MachineA first-of-its-kind robotic grocery store in Iowa will allow shoppers to purchase products through a fully automated vending machine at all hours.
Bird Flu Hits MissouriAlthough Missouri isn't the hardest hit, there have been about 29,000 confirmed cases.
Bird Flu Brings Higher Prices to Grocery StoresFarm Bureau Commodities Director Kelly Smith says we'll see the price of turkey and eggs increase.
Court: Iowa Casino Doesn't Have To Pay $41M Jackpot ErrorWhen an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."
Man Shot While Attending Party For Shooting VictimA Burlington man was shot this week while in attendance at a party being thrown in memory of a shooting victim.
SIU Officials Approve 5 Percent Tuition IncreaseTuition will increase by $366 for Illinois residents, bringing tuition totals to $7,662 for in-state students and about $21,740 in tuition and fees for out-of-state students.
Burglars Steal Barn From Family's FarmThieves stole a barn from an Iowa’s family farm.
Iowa Woman's Stomach Pains Led To Surprise Birth In ShowerA Des Moines woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn.
Dog Sniffs Way To Find Iowa Hospital Where Owner WasA family says a dog who ran away from home turned up at an Iowa hospital, where her owner was recovering from surgery.
Police: Kindergarten Teacher Intoxicated at School Valentine's Day PartyPolice arrested an Iowa kindergarten teacher after a parent reported her for having beer at an East Elementary School Valentine’s Day party.

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