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I-74 crash sends one to hospital

OAKWOOD — Two trucks collided on Interstate 74 near Oakwood on Saturday afternoon.

Illinois State Master Sgt. Brad Kane said a semitrailer truck and a pickup collided in the westbound lanes of I-74 about 2:44 p.m.

Robert C. Reynolds, 62, of Champaign, was driving a Nissan pickup and Chester Lee Bell, 64, of Polk City, Fla., was driving the semitrailer.

Police shooting spurs state agency changes

CHICAGO (AP) — The death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.

Illinois gets extension to determine flooding damage

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois has received additional time to determine whether to seek a federal disaster declaration for early-winter floods.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says its federal counterpart has extended by two weeks a Friday deadline to make such a request. The state agency had sought to push the deadline back to mid-March.

SIU business center to close due to no Illinois budget

CARBONDALE (AP) — Officials at Southern Illinois University say its Small Business Development Center will have to close next month because the state doesn't have a budget.

Illinois asks FEMA for more time to assess flood damage

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is asking its federal counterpart for more time to assess damage form early-winter floods that struck nearly two dozen counties.

Lawmakers urge federal agency to build campus in Illinois

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — Member of Illinois' congressional delegation are appealing to the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in support of Scott Air Force Base's bid to host its new facility.

Illinois coal mine owner seeks expansion as fire lingers

ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

PODCAST: Dr. Chris Mooney on Obama's address in Springfield

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Dr. Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, offers analysis and reaction to the President's address to Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday.

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PODCAST: President Obama addresses supporters in Springfield 2-10-16

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President Barack Obama addresses supporters at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield on 2-10-16.

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PODCAST: President Obama addresses Illinois lawmakers 2-10-16

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President Barack Obama addresses Illinois lawmakers in Springfield on 2-10-16.

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