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Called back into session after a stinging loss at the Supreme Court, Kentucky's Republican-dominated legislature decided to go home on Tuesday without passing a replacement pension law despite warnings of financial ruin by the state's GOP governor.

Anti-abortion groups are once again going before the Illinois Supreme Court.

They're trying to block last year’s new law allowing state government to pay for abortions.


Member schools of the Illinois High School Association have narrowly approved a proposal to change the way high school football scheduling is managed.

It means starting in 2021; the IHSA will assign each school's regular-season games in eight or nine team districts. They will be set for two years, allowing home and away scheduling within the district. Schools will have the ability to schedule their non-district opponents.

Carbondale Mayor Delivers State of The City Address.

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The Mayor of Carbondale, Mike Henry, was the featured speaker recently  at the regular Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon.  He highlighted the positives as the city moves forward, while stressing the uncertainty of the financial picture as the City gets ready for the 2019 Fiscal Year which starts on May 1st 2019.

The holidays can be particularly stressful for families of someone living with Alzheimer's. That includes long distance trips to visit loved ones. An advocacy group is offering tips to help people cope.

Melissa Tucker is Director of Helpline and Support Services for the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Tucker said, rather than worry about traditions, caregivers should ask a basic question.

Former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has once again gotten the attention of President Donald Trump.

She’s been going on Fox News to argue for clemency for her imprisoned husband, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

'Tis the season for holiday parties with family and friends and that means lots of food.

The St. Louis District Dairy Council says the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is moderation. The council's Jaelyn Munson says watch your portion sizes.

About 8 people have died every month inside Illinois prisons over the last couple years. WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan has been trying to learn about their deaths. One of the things she’s found is that some of the deaths are the result of poor prison healthcare. And, she’s found that the department of corrections doesn’t track even basic information on the people that die in their custody.

Come January 14, Illinois will have a new

Two more members of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees say they will be leaving the board.


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