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Having a strong password is the first step to protecting online accounts, the state’s Chief Information Security Officer said.

Poll: Six in 10 Illinoisans consider leaving state

Six in ten Illinoisans have thought about becoming ex-Illinoisans in the last year, according to a September poll conducted for the University of Illinois at Springfield.

State Sen. Martin Sandoval resigns chairmanship amid federal probe

State Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago, stepped down as the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee on Friday as new details emerged showing the broad scope of the federal probe.

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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.

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Nick Hill’s weekly press conference

Southern Illinois head coach Nick Hill met with the media on Monday morning as the Salukis (2-4, 0-2) prepare to play No. 18-ranked Youngstown State (4-2, 0-2) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Cardinals starting to look like a team that knows it’s over

WASHINGTON — In hindsight, it was fitting that the Nationals called upon professional boxing announcer Michael Buffer to perform his iconic, “Let’s get ready to rumble,” introduction before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

Twins beat White Sox to open 5-game AL Central lead

MINNEAPOLIS — José Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night.

Jerry Kill leaving SIU for position at Virginia Tech; Liz Jarnigan named athletic director

CARBONDALE — Jerry Kill called a full staff meeting for 10 a.m. Monday, and calmly told them he was on the move again.

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Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper’s death

A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper.

Trial set for December for Harrisburg man accused of murder in wife’s 2016 death

HARRISBURG — Despite his efforts to withdraw as counsel for a Saline County man accused of murder, Duane Verity will be Brian Burns’ defense attorney after all.

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The Illinois Attorney General’s office has filed another lawsuit against several drug companies alleging they used deceptive marketing practices to sell opioids.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning a series of trips to Illinois to convince businesses to move to the Sunshine State.

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