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A vacant lot in Peoria’s East Bluff is now a garden, dotted with pink and purple flowers. It’s part of the city’s broader effort to provide habitats for monarch butterflies experiencing population losses, due to environmental factors.
After the first day of a special session on education, Democratic lawmakers and the Republican Governor Bruce Rauner appear no closer to resolving the dispute that could hold up money for school districts.Rauner continues to demand Democrats send him the funding plan so he can change it and remove additional money for Chicago teacher pensions.
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Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, was interviewed by Rachel Martin on NPR's Morning Edition on Wednesday. Gingrich threw out a lot of allegations, including that the Justice Department is "very liberal" and "anti-Trump"; that Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and now special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation, is biased because of donations to Hillary Clinton from people at his law firm; and that Mueller has hired "killers" to take down Trump. What...
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