Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed closing the state museum in Springfield and the Hardin County Work Camp to save money. But many disagree, including central Illinois state Senator Andy Manar.
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Last week we heard about the existence of numerous prehistoric stone walls in southern Illinois from Mark Motsinger, a History teacher at Carrier Mills High School. In this feature, Mark tells us more about these structures, which were buil t before the more well know Cahokia Mounds. We will also hear about evidence that suggests that there were humans living in southern Illinois between one-thousand and three-thousand B.C. In the spring of 2014 Mark received the Olive Foster Outstanding Teacher Award by the Illinois State Historical Society.
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Five weeks after an economic crisis forced its closure, Greece's stock market reopened Monday to a flurry of selling and falling prices. Banks led the losses on the Athens Stock Exchange, which is also coping with poor manufacturing data.When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent. But the index then recovered some ground, rising to 660 (a 17 percent drop) some three hours after trading began. It...