Illinois

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August 12, 2019 - 5:52 pm
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Defense attorneys argue a southern Illinois man shouldn't be convicted of murder in a 2-year-old boy's beating death because no prosecution witnesses could say how the child was injured. Gyasi Campbell's lawyers said during closing arguments of his trial Monday that the...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
(KFTK) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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August 07, 2019 - 1:53 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) - A pair of Illinois Senators are calling on the Commissioner of Major League Baseball to inform fans on which in MLB ballparks are the most dangerous to sit in. A letter was sent Tuesday from Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois, asking that MLB...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(KFTK) - Unmanned surveillance balloons are being launched to conduct "persistent surveillance" for narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats over six Midwest states. Missouri and Illinois are among the states that these 25 high-altitude, solar-powered balloons will fly over possibly...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend — without mentioning two major shootings with multiple deaths in the past decade. The Democrat was asked Monday in Chicago about the shootings in El...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workers will no longer have to disclose their salary history to employers under a new state law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a law barring employers from asking job applicants how much they made in previous jobs. Illinois lawmakers passed two previous versions of...
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July 31, 2019 - 2:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — The St. Louis Cardinals plan to reveal tomorrow, Aug. 1, a new permanent Illinois license plate featuring the birds on the bat logo. In addition to offering Illinoisans another avenue to express their team spirit, money raised from the specialty Cardinals plates will support...
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Illinois U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski
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July 30, 2019 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski is lamenting the level of gun violence in the U.S. after fleeing a gunman during the California festival shooting . Related: At least 5 people hospitalized after shooting at festival Lipinski was at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in...
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July 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say the Mississippi River has fallen below flood stage in two badly-affected southwestern Illinois cities for the first time in months. The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services says the river measured below flood stage in Alton and...
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July 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) - All single-user bathrooms in Illinois are going to have to be gender neutral, after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law outlawing single user, single-sex bathrooms, Friday. The change likely means a tweak to bathroom signs, which will no longer be able designate a...
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