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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with…

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Jury Convicts Christensen in Murder of Chinese Scholar

Jury Convicts Christensen in Murder of Chinese Scholar

Peoria, IL (KTRS) A guilty verdict is handed down for a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged in the slaying of a visiting scholar from China. Brendt Christensen was convicted Monday, and will now be sentenced in the 2017 kidnapping and stabbing death of Yingying Zhang. There is no death penalty in Illinois, but…

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NATIONAL NEWS

Police Release More Than 1,000 Files From Smollett Probe

Police Release More Than 1,000 Files From Smollett Probe

CHICAGO, IL (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the “Empire” actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose. The…

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Iranians Say Their ‘Bones Breaking’ Under US Sanctions

Iranians Say Their ‘Bones Breaking’ Under US Sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere. Many…

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SPORTS NEWS

Blues sign Craig Berube to a 3-year contract extension

Blues sign Craig Berube to a 3-year contract extension

By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues signed coach Craig Berube to a three-year contract extension Tuesday after he led St. Louis to its first Stanley Cup championship in his first season in charge. The Blues were in last place at the start of the year, but Berube led them on an…

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Saint Louis FC Gets Late Goal to Advance in US Open Cup

Saint Louis FC Gets Late Goal to Advance in US Open Cup

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis FC won 1-0 with a dramatic stoppage time winner over FC Cincinnati in front of 4,033 fans at World Wide Technology Soccer Park to advance to the Quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. The lone goal was scored by club captain Sam Fink in the 93rd minute as he…

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LIFESTYLE NEWS

8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Sponsored Content Written by: Pier Alsup, American Eagle Credit Union, Chief Community Engagement Officer School’s out and summer is here! This means relaxing at the pool, festivals and traveling to far away destinations for vacations. And while we are basking in summer vacation luxuries, it is not the time to “relax” or take a vacation from…

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5 Steps to Creating an Emergency Fund

5 Steps to Creating an Emergency Fund

April is National Financial Literacy Month.  A month devoted to highlighting the importance of financial literacy and teaching Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.   Last week we covered buying and financing a new vehicle.   Today we are discussing EMERGENCY FUNDS. Emergency Fund = essential building block to a strong financial foundation. 5 Steps to Creating an…

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