• BREAKING: Quinn to announce historic construction campaign

    by  • March 25, 2013

    Governor Pat Quinn will announce on Monday “one of the largest spring construction campaigns in Illinois history,” according to the governor’s press office. Quinn’s office says the new round of projects will “put thousands of people to work.” The governor will make his road construction announcement at 9:30 a.m., at Olive Harvey College in...

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    Fayette County accident leaves young woman dead

    by  • March 22, 2013

    The Fayette County coroner says a Mulberry Grove woman died in a car accident early Thursday morning. Coroner Bruce Bowen says Sonia Doggett, 19, was driving northbound on County Road 400E, two miles south of Illinois Route 140 when she left the road at a high rate of speed on the east side. Her...

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    Tan ban passes House committee

    by  • March 22, 2013

    The debate over who knows better what’s good for you is now applying to tanning beds for people under 18. State Rep Robyn Gabel, an Evanston democrat and the bill’s sponsor, says the concern is the increase in melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer among young adults. According to Gabel, epidemiological data...

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    Fracking regulation bill delayed

    by  • March 22, 2013

    A bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois is delayed in a House committee while industry and unions negotiate hiring requirements. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Bradley, introduced an amendment this week that would require energy companies to hire a state-licensed water-well driller. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 Spokesman...

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