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Some good news broke for local non-profits broke last night, in a year marred by a lack of state funding and layoffs in the local manufacturing sector. The Heart of Illinois United Way's annual campaign broke the previous year's record by two percent. The local United Way chapter announced its 2015 total of $11,631,648, compared to around $10.8 million in 2014. The annual year-long fundraising campaign provides funding for non-profits that help the poor in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall...
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Commentary — Might we be seeing light at the end of the tunnel? Or is it the headlamps of the ongoing train wreck that is Illinois, picking up speed? Such questions came to mind listening to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address last week.
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Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie is getting a makeover. A whole bunch of them, in fact. Now, 33 new Barbie dolls are available for purchase through the website, in three new body types — petite, tall and curvy — and seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 14 "face sculpts." We rounded up some sharp thoughts on this news, ranging from what this means for Mattel's bottom line to whether a widely hyped debut of Barbie's new looks is really a step forward.Over at The Atlantic, Megan Garber...
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