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State News
7:04 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Gov. asking FEMA for help with flood damage assessments

Governor Pat Quinn has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with flood damage assessments in Illinois. He spoke in Meredosia, along the Illinois River, which has flooded to record levels. Quinn says the state is working to get federal assistance to help Illinois communities recover from last week's flooding.

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State News
6:57 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Some IL schools participating in new disaster preparation program

Nine Illinois universities and colleges including Heartland Community College in Normal will take part in a new disaster preparation initiative.  

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Politics
6:02 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Rick Perry aims to lure away IL businesses

The governor of Texas is messing with Illinois, or at least he's trying to. Rick Perry is in Chicago this week, in part to try to lure companies to relocate to Texas.  IPR’s Brian Mackey has more: 


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State News
8:15 am
Mon April 22, 2013

School zones may be put into effect more often

Drivers in Illinois would have to slow down near schools a lot more frequently under legislation making its way through the General Assembly. 

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State News
8:11 am
Mon April 22, 2013

HIV positive students could keep that information private

Students who are HIV positive could keep that information private under a measure before Illinois' General Assembly. 

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State News
8:06 am
Mon April 22, 2013

U of I President wants to renovate hospital in Chicago

The president of Illinois' flagship university says he hopes to renovate the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.  

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State News
7:27 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Concealed carry plan fails in the House

The Illinois House Thursday night voted down a concealed carry plan backed by gun-rights activists. Legislators are under a court order to pass a law by early June that will allow people to carry guns in public.

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State News
7:24 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Il lawmakers could revive home care program for the elderly

Illinois legislators are moving to revive a home care program for the elderly. The program ran out of funding last month. Democratic Representative Greg Harris of Chicago calls the situation "desperate."

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State News
7:16 am
Fri April 19, 2013

House votes down another measure dealing with firearms

The Illinois House Thursday rejected yet another piece of legislation dealing with firearms. This one would have forced the state's pension systems to get rid of investments in companies that make guns or ammunition. Representative Chad Hays, Republican from Danville, wondered where the hunt to stop investing in troubling products would end.

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Arts
9:18 am
Thu April 18, 2013

15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign

Two weeks after losing the man who started it all, the 15thannual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign.  

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