• Illinois crops outpacing historical averages

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    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ corn and soybean crops continue to outpace the historical averages. Corn is 77 percent in the dough stage and 17 percent dented, and soybeans are 94 percent blooming and 79 percent setting pods. These figures are all ahead of last year (corn: 47 percent dough and 5 percent dented, soybeans: 89...

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    AARP survey shows voter anxiety

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    A new survey puts numbers to people’s anxieties about the future. AARP Illinois used the Illinois State Fair’s Senior Day to roll out results of a survey of about 800 voters – roughly half of whom are retired. AARP Illinois Advocacy Director Ryan Gruenenfelder says they worry about their incomes not keeping up with...

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    Prosecutor: Evidence from 100 Alton cases missing

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    ALTON (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois are trying to determine how and why evidence in more than 100 Alton cases has been destroyed or discarded, clouding prosecutions. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said his office learned on July 23 that an Alton Police Department Evidence Officer improperly disposed of the evidence in...

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    Rule would limit immigrant driver’s license calls

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    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois wants to head off businesses that are swamping the Secretary of State’s Office with requests for appointments for special immigrant driver’s licenses. Some businesses have promised to speed up the process for a fee and are using automated dialing machines. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports state licensing officials...

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