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6:54 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Illinois Budget Begins with Bills

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Illinois began its new budget year staring at a huge stack of old bills. State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says Illinois has between $7.5 billion and $8 billion worth of old bills still left to pay when the new fiscal year began this month. 

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Government
6:52 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Illinois Crime Victims' Bills Signed

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed three bills yesterday to beef up existing laws and practices which protect crime victims. 

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Government
8:24 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Ruling

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A divided federal appeals court last week granted a Kentucky death row inmate a new sentencing hearing in the rape and murder of a 16-year-old Muhlenberg County girl. 

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Environment
8:01 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Kentucky Agency Asks Public to Report Diseased Deer

http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is asking for the public's help in locating deer suffering from a disease that's prevalent in warm weather.  

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Culture
7:54 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Tennessee Mom Starts Suicide Prevention Petition

http://tspn.org/

A Middle Tennessee mom is leading the charge to get 10,000 signatures on a suicide prevention petition.  Cindy Johnson told The Leaf Chronicle that her goal is to raise awareness of suicide in an effort to prevent it. 

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London 2012: The Summer Olympics
5:32 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty

A British military missile battery, part of the Olympic security plan, is seen from an aircraft in south London. Organizers have been criticized for relying on a military presence for the 2012 Games.
Alastair Grant AP

When a private firm failed to meet its promise of providing enough guards for the Olympics, the British military was called in to "mind the gap" in security.

But even though the government is bringing in those troops — as well as RAF Typhoon combat jets, surface-to-air missiles on rooftops, and an aircraft carrier on the River Thames — organizers say it will still look like the Summer Games, and not war games.

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