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Meth lab seizures down in 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests declined nationwide in 2012, but experts say they don't yet know why, and some states are already reporting increases this year.Continued ...
Prosecutor: Uncle arrested in death of niece, 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southern Illinois man was arrested Tuesday in the killing of a 7-year-old niece who went missing from her home as her mother napped, a prosecutor said.Continued ...
Gov. claims 80K jobs from foreign firms since 2009
CHICAGO (AP) — On the heels of his trip to Japan, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has again taken credit for a reported boost in the state's job numbers: Roughly 80,000 more through foreign firms since the Chicago Democrat took office in 2009.Continued ...
Ill. delegation struggles with decision on Syria
ST. LOUIS (AP) — During his five years heading Illinois' National Guard, Bill Enyart oversaw the biggest single deployment of the guard's soldiers since World War II: Some came back from Afghanistan wounded; others in coffins.Continued ...
Critics question Ill. Capitol's new $670K doors
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Critics are befuddled by Illinois' decision to pay nearly $670,000 for three sets of copper-plated wooden doors at the Capitol building, saying it is too "elegant" a purchase for a state whose pension fund is underfunded by $100 billion.Continued ...
Capitol renovation includes $669,608 for doorways
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials said Wednesday that three sets of copper-plated wooden doorways being installed at the Illinois Capitol cost the state $669,608, and that more of such doors could be installed in the years to come.Continued ...
- GOP hopeful Rauner rolls out term-limits proposal
- 'Heat days' become more common for sweaty schools
- Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrants
- Quinn steps up re-election bid, gets union nod
- Ill. Tollway creates wall of shame for scofflaws
- Quinn signs bill to regulate use of drones
- Court sets arguments in Ill. concealed-carry case
- Possible pension fix could save $145B
- Prosecutor drops murder charge in teen's death
- Jobs available under Obama health law in Illinois
- Ill. slow to implement new teachers grading system
- Quinn boosts Ill. interstate speed limit to 70 mph
- Early figures show attendance up at state fair
- Illinois readies new teacher certification system
- Meth lab seizures down in 2012