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Rich Berning
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Trade Mission: Cuba

Agricultural products have for years been exempt from the U.S. embargo put in place in the '60s, but records show in 2008, Illinois exported $66 million in corn and soy to Cuba.

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Eastern Illinois University
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EIU President Says Spring Semester Is Certain, Despite Rumors

A university spokesperson said a letter sent to campus by EIU President David Glassman is meant to quell rumors on social media that the state budget impasse might force the university in Charleston to shut down during the spring, 2016 semester.

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Champaign Unit 4
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Champaign Centennial Student Arrested In Bus Incident

The male student allegedly showed off the butt of an unloaded BB gun on a school bus, claiming it was a hand grenade while on the way to Centennial High School Monday.  Champaign Police located the bus, and the student is now in juvenile detention, charged with disorderly conduct.

In this Sept. 15 photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
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Frustration Mounting For Medical Cannabis Board Chair

Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Chair Leslie Mendoza Temple wants more feedback from Gov. Rauner's administration after 11 conditions were rejected for treatment.  Three of them, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, were endorsed a second time by the panel last week.