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    Law enforcement to amp up patrols for Super Bowl weekend

    by  • January 30, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities in Illinois are warning that police will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend to catch drunken drivers. Over the past five years, 18 people were killed in road accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, half of those deaths were in accidents involving...

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    Fire destroys Salem familiy’s home

    by  • January 30, 2015 • News

    SALEM — Extremely cold temperatures, combined with a lot of water, made for a long night for Salem firefighters responding to a call last night on Quail Run road, just west of County Farm Road. The first officer on scene reported the front half of mobile home was fully involved, with the fire quickly...

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    Rauner calls for bureaucratic cuts in education

    by  • January 29, 2015 • News

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to hammer away at the unions and government bureaucracies he believes are behind many of state’s problems. During a speech Thursday at the University of Illinois he said he’d like to put more money into the university. But he said first the university must make cuts...

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