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Business
7:10 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Online Job Ads On The Rise in IL

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says online advertising for jobs in Illinois was up almost 10% in December.

The department said yesterday that 215,000 job openings were advertised in December. That's up by 19,000 from December 2012.

The department says 92% of the jobs advertised last month were full time. The five most-advertised jobs were for truck drivers, registered nurses, retail sales workers, retail supervisors and marketing managers.

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Government
6:48 am
Wed January 22, 2014

TN Panel Rejects Campus Voter ID Legislation

Legislation that would let students at public colleges and universities in Tennessee use their campus identification card to vote is dead this session.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis was defeated 7-2 this week in the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

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Society
6:47 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Small Bomb Found On Southern IL Railroad

Madison County, Ill. authorities say a bomb found along rural railroad tracks in southwestern Illinois has been deactivated without injury.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Norfolk Southern Railroad workers notified sheriff's deputies after finding the bomb Monday near Edwardsville.

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Government
6:45 am
Wed January 22, 2014

IL To Send Pizzas To Troops

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says military members deployed overseas will get Chicago-style pizzas in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

The nonprofit group Pizza 4 Patriots has been sending pizzas to service members since 2008.

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Business
6:43 am
Wed January 22, 2014

McConnell Touts Support For PGDP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new TV ad touting his support for workers at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

The statewide ad debuting today features the whispery voice of a throat cancer survivor who says he was exposed to radiation at the Plant.

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Government
1:50 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Illinois Unveils Medical Marijuana Rules

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A new Illinois law legalized medical marijuana on January 1st, but until regulations are final, patients still can’t use cannabis without risking arrest. 

One state agency is giving patients a first look at its proposed rules. It’s an initial step toward sorting out how medical use of marijuana will work in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health plans to post 48 pages of draft rules Tuesday. 

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Business
6:31 am
Tue January 21, 2014

TN Grocery Wine Bill Going Through Negotiations

After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.

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Government
6:29 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Study Says IL Pension Reform Deficit Will Still Grow

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A report released today says Illinois' plan to save $160 billion ultimately won't make much of a dent in the state's growing deficits.

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Business
6:28 am
Tue January 21, 2014

KY Retail Food Prices On The Rise

A new survey shows that average retail food prices rose slightly in the last three months of 2013 in supermarkets across Kentucky.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau says the year ended with the highest prices in the decades-long history of its Marketbasket Survey.

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Culture
12:41 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Phil Everly Memorial

Don (right) and Phil (left) Everly in a 1958 promotional photo.
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About 200 people listened to songs and tributes at a memorial service in Powderly this past weekend for Phil Everly, who passed away January 3rd at the age of 74.  With his brother, Don, the duo had 19 Top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

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