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    IDOT prepares for Jan. 1 speed limit increase

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill raising the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph, matching the speed limit in 36 other states, including those neighboring Illinois. IDOT fabricated approximately 900 new 70-mph signs at its central sign shop in Springfield intermittently over about a month this fall,...

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    Pension deal could boost Quinn’s reelection bid

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    A new agreement on how to address Illinois’ $100 billion pension shortfall could give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election bid. But political analysts say it puts his potential GOP rivals in a trickier spot. One of the four candidates running for the 2014 republican nomination has stated his position publicly. State Senator...

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    Ted Nugent joins tornado relief concert lineup

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    Ted Nugent is the latest artist to join the lineup for a benefit concert that will raise money for victims of the Illinois tornadoes. The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports the 64-year-old Michigan rocker will perform at the “Rock to the Rescue” concert on Dec. 4. The concert will be at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in...

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    Youth hunters can now apply for turkey hunting

    by  • November 29, 2013 • News

    Young people who have passed a hunter safety course may begin applying to hunt wild turkeys on private land across Illinois next spring. The Illinois department of natural resources says it’s now accepting applications from youth under age 16 to hunt on a private Illinois recreational access program site. There are private sites in...

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