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REO Speedwagon Postpones Concerts For Singer’s Medical Procedure

Rock band REO Speedwagon is postponing concerts scheduled for January and February --- including one in Champaign --- while singer Kevin Cronin is treated for what he describes as a non-life-threatening condition.

Classroom featuring Illinois flag and world globe.
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Lawmakers Demand Fast Internet For Rural Schools

New legislation tries to address the plight of nearly 90,000 students in schools across Illinois, who do not have access to high-speed internet. The lack of access prevents from participating in modern classroom activities like taking online tests or classes and browsing the internet.

Prison bars.
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Rauner Signs Law To Help Women Behind Bars

Flanked by inmates at the all-female Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation to create a women-specific division within the Department of Corrections.