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Illinois House Democrats made history Wednesday afternoon in Springfield when Democrats ousted Michael Madigan as speaker —  a post he held for 36 years. The new speaker sworn in is the … more
House Speaker Michael Madigan called his members back to Springfield Friday. Republicans are bracing for a sneak attack: an income tax hike jammed through the House and Senate in short order by a … more
Edgar County is fortunate to have people willing to drop everything and come running when others need help in an emergency. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, clearly illustrated what first responders … more
Paris Union School District 95 took another step to help adults earn their high school diplomas this past week. Paris Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson announced plans to offer adult … more
It has been an interesting week. Good news came at the end of last week when volunteers with the Salvation Army were doing a final count of kettle donations and found a gold coin wrapped in a … more
The next time someone think lawmakers should do something to make things better for the public, consider this: More than 250 new laws will take effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them are … more
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