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You can help a group of students clean up an Alton neighborhood on Friday.  Starting at 10am August 1, students in Lewis & Clark Community College’s YouthBuild program will be picking u...read more
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The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois have received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, and the organization plans to use the money to support their robotics teams in Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Mon...read more
There could be a few changes coming to the motorcycle licensing program in Illinois.  State officials are looking to add a third licensing category that would call for more specified training on ...read more
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The Madison County Health Department is reminding pet owners to remember their furry friends when preparing for emergencies.  According to the Health Department, individuals or families need to b...read more
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A medal-winning Senior Olympian from Wood River is staying sharp, and recently brought home a silver medal from the USA Outdoor Championships.  The same group that sanctions the Senior Olympics r...read more
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Illinois Libertarians say you should pay attention to ballot access. It's not a conspiracy; “it’s codified in state law,” says Lex Green. The Democrats and Republicans wrote the rule...read more
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  Illinois’ two U.S. senators disagree on whether a ceasefire should be negotiated between Palestinian militants and Israel.   U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he’...read more
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan says he wouldn't be surprised if Pat Quinn becomes the third consecutive Illinois governor who ends up behind bars.  He says he hopes Quinn isn't convicted bu...read more
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Collecting and doling out beer tickets proved an expensive hangover for current and former managers of the state's two state fairs.  The governor's Office of the Executive Inspector General annou...read more
It looks like Mother Nature is sparing Illinois from tornadoes this year.  State Climatologist Jim Angel says the state has only had 23-twisters this year, compared to the normal 40 that are usua...read more
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A new state law is designed to make it easier to get college credits online.  The law will allow the Illinois Board of Higher Education to make agreements with other states to make sure that the ...read more
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While the governor and his opponent debate what future state budgets should look like, a group that advocates for children says the current budget is no good. The Fiscal Year 2015 budget allocates $30...read more
Illinois farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who've served in the military are getting a boost to help promote their Ag products.  The state is unveiling a new logo today that lets consumers know th...read more
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There’s a little more than a week left to throw your support behind The Nature Institute as the non-profit organization attempts to win a $20,000 grant from Monsanto. The grant is being made ava...read more
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Classes won’t begin until August 20th, but registration takes place this week and next for students in the Alton School District.  This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be sign up for e...read more
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