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New student enrollment creates dorm crunch at SIU
Administrators at Southern Illinois University are preparing for a record number of new students arriving on campus when fall classes begin later this month. But that's creating a housing crunch at the Carbondale school.Continued ...
Data shows motorcyclists driving drunk in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — About a third of the motorcyclists killed in Illinois crashes last year were drunk, said those behind a new statewide traffic safety campaign aimed at impressing upon riders just how dangerous it is to mix motorcycling and alcohol.Continued ...
Illinois governor signs medical marijuana bill
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation's toughest standards into law.Continued ...
Madigan, Cullerton file lawsuit over halted pay
CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the Illinois House and Senate sued Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday over what they called a "purely political and unconstitutional" move to block lawmaker paychecks because of inaction on the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.Continued ...
Judge tosses bid for hastened Ill. concealed carry
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gun-rights advocates who failed to sway a federal judge into letting Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's new concealed-carry law announced Monday they're asking an appeals court to intervene.Continued ...
Illinois, Iowa wait for fertilizer plant decision
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The company that wants to build a $1.2 billion fertilizer plant in either northern Iowa or eastern Illinois has offers of incentives from both states and plans to choose a site in 30 to 60 days.Continued ...
- SIU President Glenn Poshard announces retirement
- Ex-Ill. lawmaker pleads guilty in charity case
- Obama keeps returning to layoffs-plagued Galesburg
- Ill. man gets life term for killing family of 5
- Ill. pushes anew to block hastened concealed carry
- Madigan won't discuss dad's role in 2014 decision
- Cash flows in for top Illinois congressional races
- Blagojevich facing deadline to appeal convictions
- Lawmakers won't let pay freeze rush pension fix
- 159 charged in St. Louis-area violence crackdown
- Ill. gov. suspends lawmaker pay over pensions
- Illinois ends last-in-nation ban on carrying concealed firearms
- Quinn has until July 15 to sign key part of budget
- Quinn: Guns in bars 'a prescription for violence'
- New student enrollment creates dorm crunch at SIU