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Full state ethics report shows Randy Dunn, not Montemagno, made improper hires, then blamed others

CARBONDALE — In early 2018, former Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno was accused of nepotism for improperly hiring Melissa and Jeffrey Germain, his daughter and son-in-law. But an investigation into the hirings by the Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General has found Montemagno’s superior, former Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn, was at fault.

$2 billion gas tax increase proposed for Illinois infrastructure

There’s a $2 billion gas tax increase on the table at the statehouse to pay for infrastructure projects, but some warn such a move will hurt lower-income families the hardest. There’s also an effort to give municipalities more ability to impose their own gas taxes.

Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn

Illinois farmers face planting delays due to wet autumn

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Op-Ed: The horrid history of political promises in Illinois

The Illinois Senate this week heard testimony on a bill to bail out College Illinois, a Ponzi scheme doubling as an ominous symbol of the state.

Student housing to be consolidated on West Side of SIU Campus

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall in order to increase student engagement, according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemago.

Toys R Us tells workers it will liquidate and sell or close all stores

Toys R Us told employees Wednesday that it is planning to sell or close all of its U.S. stores, and that it will file liquidation papers this evening in advance of a court hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Berneice L. Slayton, 92, of Benton, Illinois was called home on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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If anyone doubted the Cubs’ sense of urgency this spring, President Theo Epstein reinforced it Sunday.

Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament: Oregon is the only double-digit seed to reach the Sweet 16

Ehab Amin sparked Oregon out of a long drought to start the second half and the Ducks became the lone double-digit seed to advance to the Sweet 16 by beating UC Irvine 73-54 on Sunday night.

6 Cubs players who may hold the key to a successful season

Back-to-back losses to the Brewers in the National League Central tiebreaker on Oct. 1 and to the Rockies in the NL wild-card game on Oct. 2 brought an abrupt and bitter end to the Cubs’ 95-win season in 2018.

Goldschmidt, Cardinals bats, heating up at right time

JUPITER, Fla. — Paul Goldschmidt’s solo homer in the first inning of St. Louis’ Grapefruit League finale Sunday against Miami is indicative of what manager Mike Shildt has been saying all week.

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Alan M. Dershowitz, the attorney and Harvard Law professor emeritus, slammed Robert Mueller on Sunday, saying the special counsel engaged in a “cop out” by stating that his report neither exonerated President Trump nor concluded he’d committed a crime related to obstruction of justice.

Illinois lawmaker: Pay disabled workers full minimum wage

Illinois is raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, and a Democratic lawmaker says that should be the base pay for all workers.

Autopsy found 2-year-old had been abused before he was killed — but DCFS saw nothing

For more than a year, state child welfare workers watched over 2-year-old Ja’hir Gibbons and his 5-year-old brother, looking for any signs that they had been physically abused.

Bill would require high schools to offer college credits

State Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, is pushing a bill that would require high schools to offer an early college program.

Independent pharmacies across Illinois say they can’t afford to stay open. Here’s why.

The pharmacy’s workers cleared the shelves. A maintenance crew took down the signs. And then they shut the pharmacy’s doors for the final time in July.

Department of Justice: Mueller report finds no evidence Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in 2016

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting