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4:37 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Pot seized, man arrested after Nebraska traffic stop

 A 47-year-old Bartonville man has been arrested after more than 45 pounds of marijuana was found in a pickup he was driving.

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4:32 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Western Illinois University to increase tuition

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Western Illinois University says it’s already accepted nearly 6,200 new students for next school year. They will pay a bit more for their education.

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State News
2:40 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

With budget passed, child care providers to be paid

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois' comptroller says she plans to expedite payments to child care providers who have gone weeks without promised state funds. 

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State News
1:31 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs

A budget deal approved by Illinois lawmakers is raising concerns among funeral directors over a cut to a state program that helps pay burial costs for low-income people. 

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12:50 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

A 46-year-old owner of one of the rooftop clubs locked in dispute with the Chicago Cubs over Wrigley Field views is accused of defrauding the baseball team and tax authorities out of $600,000. 

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State News
12:29 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I

A budget deal lawmakers have approved means about a $15 million cut for the University of Illinois. 

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State News
12:20 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Song dancing its way to official Illinois polka

A Grammy-winning polka is closer to becoming the official Illinois polka.  A House committee OK'd enshrining the Illinois-written "Polka Celebration" along other designations such as the state bird and flower. 

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State News
11:38 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Kirk, Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

U.S. Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine disaster assistance.

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State News
11:03 am
Fri March 27, 2015

39% of rural Illinois without high-speed Internet

Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service. That's compared with 1% of the state's urban population.

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Illinois needle-exchange programs help curb infection

Illinois health officials say new HIV infection among drug users has fallen dramatically since 2003. That was when lawmakers passed a measure allowing people to buy a limited number of syringes without a prescription.

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