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The U.S. Supreme Court essentially punted on extreme partisan gerrymandering Monday, declining to address the central questions at the heart of whether the practice is constitutional.

The court took up two cases, one out of Wisconsin and one out of Maryland, with lines drawn by both parties.

It declared that the plaintiffs in Wisconsin don't have standing to sue, because they didn't try to prove that their vote had been diluted in their own district.

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Springfield, IL – The grandstand concert lineup for the 2008 Du Quoin State Fair is out.

Country singer and 2006 American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler will headline the show on August 27th. The following night it's veteran country group Sawyer Brown. Rock group P-O-D will take to the stage on August 29th and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu on August 30th.

The Du Quoin State Fair runs from August 22nd through September 1st.

Carbondale, IL – HARRISBURG IS IN FOR ABOUT 140 STATE JOBS.
GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH IS ANNOUNCING THIS (Fri) AFTERNOON THAT MOST OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S TRAFFIC SAFETY DIVISION WILL RELOCATE FROM SPRINGFIELD.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAUL SIMON PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE MIKE LAWRENCE SAYS THE GOVERNOR REALLY DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO LOSE IN THIS MOVE.

Carbondale, IL – THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CAPE GIRARDEAU.
THE RIVER IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO AROUND 43-FEET BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING. FLOOD STATE IS 32-FEET.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG MUDDY RIVER NEAR MURPHYSBORO.
THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 25-POINT-TWO FEET BY
TUESDAY EVENING THEN BEGIN FALLING. THAT COULD MEAN SOME MINOR FLOODING FOR HOUSES JUST DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE STREET IN MURPHYSBORO.

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