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A new law will expand youth hunting opportunities in Illinois.

Governor J-B Pritzker says the law lifts the one-year cap on the state's apprentice hunter license.

A southern Illinois State Senator says he won't seek reelection next year.

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Republicans in Illinois 117th State House district will have a choice to make in March: Keep their incumbent representative, or select someone new.

A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line.

The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Centerstone's Early Head Start program is receiving a federal grant.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grant of nearly $754,000 for Centerstone of Illinois, Incorporated in West Frankfort will cover Williamson and Franklin Counties.

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The Marion Police Department is asking for help to identify the suspect who stole money from a video gaming customer earlier this month.

Officers say a customer was playing gaming machines at the Huck's on West DeYoung St. in Marion late at night on August 5th.

For years, doctors have used an expensive brain scan to detect symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. 

But researchers at Washington University have found that a simple blood test could be similarly effective, according to a study published this month in the journal Neurology. A blood test to diagnose early symptoms could help make finding a cure easy or cheaper and even guide treatment for the disease in the future, the study’s authors say. 

Immigrants to Illinois are now able to sue their landlords if they are evicted because of their citizenship status.


An SIU Journalism Professor who covered the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre sees bleak similarities to the current Hong Kong uprising.

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Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Du Quoin State Fair Twilight Parade.

The retired American track and field athlete won three gold medals and is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump.

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