Illinois

Illinois Secretary of State
Associated Press
September 23, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Starting in October 2020, Illinois residents over 18 who fly or visit military bases will need a REAL ID-compliant document.
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Associated Press
September 23, 2019 - 9:01 am
CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb...
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road work ahead sign on highway
Digital Content Producer
September 18, 2019 - 4:12 pm
The closure is necessary, according to IDOT, in order to make bridge repairs.
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Digital Content Producer
September 18, 2019 - 10:19 am
O'FALLON, Ill. (KFTK) — Metro East residents looking forward to recreational marijuana won't be able to get it in O'Fallon. The city council approved an ordinance declaring dispensaries public nuisances. Mayor Herb Roach says O'Fallon is known for safety and high-quality education. When asked how...
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coal plant
Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 3:27 pm
The agreement comes under a preliminary settlement with environmental groups that sued the plant in 2013.
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marijuana smoking on campus
Digital Content Producer
September 12, 2019 - 4:33 pm
"There's a law currently that says it's illegal to smoke on a public university campus in the state of Illinois."
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Digital Content Producer
September 12, 2019 - 2:50 pm
(KFTK/AP) - There are hundreds of breathing illnesses being investigated, at least six deaths reported and now a teenager has received some strange news from doctors that are all being connected to the rising vaping trend in the U.S. An 18-year-old in Illinois says he's used e-cigarettes for more...
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marijuana in jars
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Illinois in June became the 11th state to legalize the sale and possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use.
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lgbtq couple holding hands in front of rainbow flag
Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
A state agency is seeking information on topics including victims’ experiences and the need for services.
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Todd Barrick Jr. aka Walter White look-alike
Galesburg Police Department
Digital Content Producer
September 10, 2019 - 1:39 pm
GALESBURG, Ill. (KFTK) — "He is the one who knocks." That's what one Facebook user commented on a mugshot of a man posted by the Galesburg Police Department . Many are noting the bald and goateed 50-year-old resembles Bryan Cranston's character in the AMC crime-thriller "Breaking Bad," Walter White...
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