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Salaita Attorney: U of Illinois Destroyed Evidence

When U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber on Aug. 6 denied the university's motion to dismiss Steven Salaita's lawsuit, he also dismissed the evidence claim.

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Locals Want Road Money

Rep. Currie: This is not from general revenue fund

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House Hears Plea to Restore Child Care Cuts

Most working poor shut out, providers say

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Illinois State Fair Attendance Way Down in 2015

Illinois State Fair officials report fewer than 412,000 people attended this year's fair.

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Davis Bill Would Make VA More Transparent

It would require the VA to set up a system that will allow veterans to track claims and other issues they have with the office.

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Gas Prices Could Go Down Big

GasBuddy.com says gas prices could end up dropping 50 cents a gallon.

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Bill Mandating Civics Education in High School Signed

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is helping front the money for three years' worth of teacher training.

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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Registered

"Harbory" is located in Marion.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Advertising Scam

Andrew Ross, 32, made the plea to five counts of wire fraud.

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Rain Helps Some Crops

Just over half corn, soybeans rated good-to-excellent

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State Parks Need $720 Million in Repairs

Deferred maintenance rules the day at DNR

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3 Reported Drone Near-Misses in Springfield Area: Report

Two reported drone near-misses in Springfield, one in Taylorville.

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Important Week for CWLP Finances, Bond Debt

Call scheduled for Thursday's with Moody's.

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Do You Love District 186?

Lawn signs state "I Love 186"

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Seniors Block Chicago’s Michigan Avenue Protesting Budget Cuts

Protesters angry over cuts to home care assistance for seniors temporarily stopped cars along one of Chicago's busiest streets.

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National Guard Adjutant General Hayes Promoted to Major General

The newest major general in the U.S. Army used his promotion ceremony to show how grounded he is.

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Blago Resentencing Can Proceed after Stay Refused

A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing.

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Another U of I Administrator Resigns

Provost Ilesanmi Adesida says in an e-mail he'll step down Aug. 31.

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Illini to Name “Lou Henson Court”

The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson.

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Man Dead After Christian County Vehicle Fire

A rural Pana man was found dead inside a vehicle discovered to be on fire Saturday morning.

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