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December 12, 2013
New Hospital for Pinckneyville Still a Possibility Carbondale, IL (2012-02-09) Despite setbacks, a new healthcare facility in Pinckneyville may be on the horizon...
Quinn's Closure Plan Gets Cool Reception Springfield, IL (2012-02-07) State lawmakers gave Governor Quinn's plan to close two state facilities a cool reception. The governor proposes closing the Jacksonville Mental Health Center and the Tinley Park mental hospital.
Uncertain Future for College Illinois Springfield, IL (2012-02-07) The future of the state's pre-paid college tuition program remains uncertain. College Illinois officials testified before state legislators Tuesday. The interim director of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission says the program is 70% funded and the program can't solve the problem itself.
National Black HIV/AIDS Day Chicago, IL (2012-02-07) State health officials are encouraging blacks to get tested for HIV and AIDS. Department of Public Health officials says blacks are disproportionately affected by the disease and need to find out if they are infected. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was created in 2000 to create greater access to testing.
State Launching "Text a Librarian" Springfield, IL (2012-02-07) The state Library is adding a new tool to help people with reference questions. It has launched its Text a Librarian service. The service is free but message and data rates apply.
IL to Participate in Earthquake Drill Carbodandale, IL (2012-02-06) Illinois and several other states in the Midwest will conduct a national earthquake drill Tuesday morning. It's the Great Central US Shakeout. Local emergency responders say it's a good time for schools, businesses, and individuals to practice what they would need to do in the event of an earthquake.
Social Media Bill in Committee Springfield (2012-02-03) A bill is working its way through the state house that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for their social media passwords. The legislation appears to be in response to a couple of incidents in other states where job seekers were asked for access to their social media accounts.
SIU President Encouraged by State of State Carbondale, IL (2012-02-02) SIU President Glenn Poshard says he's excited about the Governor's focus on education initiatives during Wednesday's State of the State address. Though, Poshard says he wonders if the money will be there to fund them.
Indiana Now a Right to Work State Chicago, IL (2012-02-02) Governor Pat Quinn is not impressed with Indiana's new right to work law. Quinn dubbed the Indiana law the "right to work for less" bill. Quinn says there are many union shops in Illinois that are thriving while their employees are making an honest days living.
Friday Wear Red Day Springfield, IL (2012-02-02) Friday is National Wear Red Day in recognition of women's heart disease. Illinois public health officials say one in three women die from heart disease.
Marion School District Names New Superintendent Carbondale, IL (2012-02-01) The Marion School District has a new Superintendent. The School Board Tuesday evening named Keith Oates as the district's new superintendent. The 43 year old Oates takes over on July first.
First Counties Approved for Cameras in Illinois Trial Courts Chicago IL (2012-01-31) The Illinois Supreme court has approved four counties as the first to try cameras in trial courtrooms.
Route 149 RR Crossing Closed in Jackson County Desoto, IL (2012-01-31) The Route-149 railroad crossing in Jackson County is closed for repairs.
Gov, Quinn Wants State to Tackle Medicaid and Pension Issues Chicago, IL (2012-01-31) Governor Pat Quinn says his administration will continue to push lawmakers to maximize savings in the areas of Medicaid and pensions.
SIUC Chancellor Pleased with Spring Enrollment Numbers Carbondale, IL (2012-01-31) SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng says spring semester enrollment exceeds her expectations.
Rt-149 Railroad Crossing Under Repair Carbonadle, IL (2012-01-31) The Canadian National Railroad crossing on Rt-149 in Jackson County is closed for repairs. Work crews are replacing the crossing. The work is expected to be finished Wednesday afternoon.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site to Expand Springfield, IL (2012-01-31) Efforts are underway to expand the four-square-blocks of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in downtown Springfield.
Missouri Governor Endorses Oil Pipeline Jefferson City, MO (2012-01-31) Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is endorsing plans for new oil pipeline that would cut across the Show Me State.
Gov. Quinn Gives No Details on State of the State Speech Chicago, IL (2012-01-31) Governor Pat Quinn says his State of the State address will include a proposal for tax relief for Illinois families.
Statewide Meetings A Reminder of Illinois' New Lead Paint Law Springfield, IL (2012-01-31) Tighter federal requirements on working with lead paint include more training for contractors.