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Corn Fest
5:24 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Corn Fest Road Closures In DeKalb

Credit https://www.cornfest.com/festival-map/

Certain roads will be closed in downtown DeKalb throughout the weekend due to Corn Fest.

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Education
5:59 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ready Or Not, Common Core Enters First Test Year In Illinois

Illinois educators say they’re entering a critical phase for implementing common core standards. School districts have spent the last few years training teachers, while introducing these new learning methods. Classrooms are now gearing up for the first true year of measuring progress.

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Government
7:35 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Quinn Vetoes Speed Limit Bill; Override Vote Expected

Credit wnij.org

Governor Pat Quinn this week vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit to 70 miles-an-hour on suburban interstates.

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Government
6:44 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Government Consolidation Law Called A Good First Step

State Rep. Jack Franks

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill that enables certain local taxing bodies to merge or dissolve.

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Government
7:48 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Elgin Escape Prompts Calls For Review Of Transfer Procedures

State Rep. Anna Moeller
Credit ilga.org

A northern Illinois lawmaker wants an investigation of procedures at state-run mental health facilities.

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Beloit College's Mindset List
5:29 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Defining The Class Of 2018

Ron Nief and Tom McBride, creators of The Mindset List.
Credit Beloit College

They were born in 1996. And now they are filling seats at a college campus near you. Who is the Class of 2018?  

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Government
5:48 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Gray Wolves, Black Bears, And Cougars Now Protected In Illinois

Credit Jitze Couperus (flickr.com/photos/jitze1942) (CC BY 2.0)

Gray wolves, American black bears, and cougars (or mountain lions) are now protected species under Illinois law.

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Health
8:01 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Disagreement Over Illinois' Insurance Enrollment Numbers

This month, the Get Covered Illinois campaign issued a report about first-year enrollment, which ran between last fall and the spring. However, a policy group says the report is misleading.

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Government
5:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Report: IDOT Improperly Hired 250 Workers

Credit OEIG

A new report says that the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired hundreds of workers over the last 10 years.

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Local
6:59 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Several Northern Illinois Counties Get New Road Project Funds

Illinois is releasing $11-million dollars for road projects in northern Illinois. The money comes from the multi-year "Jobs Now" capital construction program.

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