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Government
7:12 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Funeral services set for former area lawmaker Mike Smith

Funeral services are set for former area state lawmaker Mike Smith. The 48-year-old Democrat died Saturday morning at his home of a suspected heart attack. Visitation is Wednesday from three to seven at Oak-Hines Funeral Home in Canton.  The funeral is set for Thursday at 10 at the funeral home.  

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Government
11:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New talks on gambling expansion kick off Tuesday

An Illinois lawmaker is attempting to revive talks over a massive expansion of gambling in the state. The effort begins Tuesday at a casino in East St. Louis.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IL lawmaker wants to tie welfare to drug testing

Though federal welfare rules allow for drug testing, only a handful of states have actually made it a prerequisite for assistance.

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