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In part, the new federal rules don’t allow medical professionals who work at clinics that accept Title X grant money to 'perform, promote, or support' abortion procedures; mandate there be a 'physical and financial separation' between clinics that provide abortion; and promote 'family participating in family-planning decisions,' especially in cases of minors seeking health care.

Members will pick up Tuesday where they left off May 29, when city officials gave them three options to fund about $4.1 million to $5.6 million worth of recurring needs, including fire department staffing, public safety and community wellness initiatives, and major infrastructure projects.

Money raised for the C-U Kiwanis Tom Jones Challenger League at a concert tonight at 51 Main will go toward scholarships and uniforms. Better yet, organizers would like to buy a plaque and engrave names of players who have passed away.

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices: (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to

This week’s Mailbag features history, roads, the University of Illinois Observatory, county fair rules on backpacks, the restored bandshell at West Side Park, the timing of yellow lights and an update on a murder case.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of Preside…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.

DENVER (AP) — About 10,000 live-in child care workers from around the world will share in a class-action settlement in a case that challenged whether they should be treated as employees entitled to minimum wage or members of the family learning about the United States while helping out at home.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.