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6:45 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

No voting on term limits for state lawmakers

  Illinois voters will NOT get a chance to weigh in on term limits for state lawmakers.  A Cook County judge today ruled the question is unconstitutional for voters to take up.

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State News
6:37 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

The way legislative boundaries are drawn stays the same

  An effort to change how legislative districts are drawn has suspended its efforts. 

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State News
11:23 am
Fri June 27, 2014

July 4th weekend expected to draw many travelers

More than 41 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence day weekend and lots of Illinois residents will be hitting the road. IPR's Mariam Sobh reports.

At least 2 million people from across the state are expected to travel by car. Charlene Sligting is with AAA Chicago. She says this year is the most active 4th of July since 2007.

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State News
10:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Chicago finds new ways to test for HIV

The month of June is Gay Pride month across America.

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education
10:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Governor signs new anti-bullying law

All Illinois schools will have to create and implement anti-bullying policies, under a new law signed by the governor Thursday at a Chicago school.  

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State News
10:10 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Decision on new Illinois pension law on hold

It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months.

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State News
7:08 am
Thu June 26, 2014

After 100 years, University of Illinois Extension continues to evolve

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Illinois Extension. The extension began in 1914 when Congress passed the Smith Lever Act that established extension services at the nation’s land-grant universities.

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State News
6:57 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Rainy weather helping curb impacts of 2012 drought on crops

The recent rainy weather is helping curb some of the negative effects of the drought of 2012. IPR'S Mariam Sobh reports on the impact on crops.

Corn and soybeans took a hit from the drought, but as of this month, they are projected to pull through quite nicely.

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State News
6:46 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Legal battle continues for Dixmoor Five

The legal battle continues for the so-called Dixmoor Five, even after a 40-million-dollar settlement with the Illinois State Police. IPR'S Patrick Smith reports.

The five men were each between 14 and 16 years old when they were wrongly convicted of the 1991 rape and murder of a young girl. DNA evidence proved they didn’t do it and all were exonerated in 2011.

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State News
8:32 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Movie museum creates disturbance in the force

Some aldermen are raising concerns about building a George Lucas movie museum along Chicago’s Lakefront.  

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