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6:01 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Christmas trees could cost a little more this year

After several tough years, the nation's Christmas tree growers are happy to see higher prices, but customers shouldn't worry too much. Any price increase shouldn't be enough to dampen their holiday cheer.

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5:40 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Rauner telling state agencies to prepare for budget cuts

The next governor of Illinois says he’s telling state agencies they might have to get ready for budget cuts. Republican Bruce Rauner is scheduled to be sworn in next month. That’s also when the state’s income tax is scheduled to drop, meaning less money for government agencies.

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5:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

U of I professor says change needed to better fund road and bridge repairs

The gas tax is used to help pay for road and bridge repairs. But the revenue it brings in fails to keep up with demand.  

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State News
12:17 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Tips on properly cooking a turkey

Illinois’ health department is offering guidelines to chefs to make sure that Thursday's feasts are served up free of food-borne bacteria. 

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11:47 am
Wed November 26, 2014

IDOT making Thanksgiving travel a little easier

Road construction is coming to a holiday halt.  The hold takes effect Wednesday afternoon, and goes through midnight Sunday.

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9:56 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Il legislature to consider body cameras for police next year

In the wake of the police shooting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, both sides have mentioned one possible solution: body cameras on police officers.

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State News
6:31 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving feast could cost you a little more this year

Thanksgiving dinner might cost a little bit more this year.  If your feast includes traditional fixings, you’ll pay about 37 cents more than last year to serve turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie to a table of 10.

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State News
6:16 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Turkey Economics, Plus Fun Facts and a Recipe on the Side

According to Knowles, turkeys can change the color of their waddles at a moments notice, flushing from pale pink to candy-apple red.

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 7:13 am

Farmers raised fewer turkeys this year than they have in the past three decades. 

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State News
6:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

New exhibit at Lincoln Museum features handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address

A new exhibit at the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield showcases some of the most important documents related to Abraham Lincoln. A handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address and a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation are on display as part of what's titled "Undying Words." 

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State News
6:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury’s No-Indictment Is Rare Says UI Prof

A University of Illinois law professor says a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown is an unusual one.

Professor Andrew Leipold directs the Program in Criminal Law and Procedure in the College of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana campus. He says that in most cases, when a prosecutor decides to bring a case before a grand jury, the grand jury responds with an indictment against the suspect.

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