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CAPITOL RECAP: State begins Phase 4 of recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Illinois on Friday, June 26, entered Phase 4 of the state's Restore Illinois reopening plan. Read more


Crowds turn out for Mattoon 2020 Independence Day Parade

The Mattoon Independence Day parade Saturday morning followed a route along Broadway Avenue, ending just east of Peterson Park. Read more


Why a group is calling for Edwardsville leaders to remove a statue of the city's namesake

Ninian Edwards served one term as governor and three terms as territorial governor before Illinois became a state. A group is asking Edwardsville's leaders to remove his statue and his name from the plaza where it sits. Read more


Pritzker kicks in $51.5 million more to support graduated income tax initiative, records show

The contribution is a show of force in what is expected to be an expensive and contentious battle over the billionaire governor’s signature policy goal. Read more

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Find out What's On with our July 4, 2020 TV & Entertainment Guide!

Phil Keoghan hosts “Tough as Nails,” premiering Wednesday on CBS.


Find out What's On with our June 27, 2020 TV & Entertainment Guide!

“Hamilton” begins streaming Friday on Disney+.


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