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News Local/State - May 05, 2018

Illini 4000 Cross-Country Bike Ride Raises Money For Cancer Support/Patients

Top University of Illinois administrators will pick up their bicycle gear on Monday, in preparation for participating in the Illini 4000, an annual coast-to-coast bicycle ride organized by university students to raise money for cancer research and patient support services. 

Nicholas Weible, offers his mom, Wendy Smith a tissue during the memorial service for his father, Christopher Weible, held at First Christian Church in Quincy, on April 20.

Steve Bohnstedt/via AP

News Local/State - May 04, 2018

Adams Co. Coroner To Poor: Pay $1000 Or County Keeps Remains

Adams County Coroner James Keller is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000.

Ameren shareholders make their case outside the Peoria Civic Center.

Tanya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

News Local/State - May 04, 2018

Ameren Shareholders Holding Company Accountable

Ameren shareholders are holding the company accountable for coal ash contamination at current and former facilities in Illinois and Missouri. 

Comptroller Susana Mendoza provided these infographics when she first announced the "Truth in Hiring" bill.

Comptroller Susana Mendoza

News Local/State - May 04, 2018

Illinois Senate Clears Payroll Transparency Bill

The Illinois Senate passed a measure Thursday that would require the governor to disclose his total office staff and pay them all from his own payroll. The bill now heads to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. 

Lynne Thomas poses with Isaac Newton manuscript.

L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois News Bureau

News Local/State - May 03, 2018

U Of I Acquires Isaac Newton Alchemy Document

A document on alchemy from the hand of 17th century English scientist Isaac Newton is now part of the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Drug Disposal) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

News Local/State - May 03, 2018

Medicaid Cuts Hurt Independent Pharmacy Owner

A pharmacist in central Illinois says that HealthChoice Illinois---a recently expanded Illinois’ Medicaid program---includes cuts in reimbursement rates that make it harder for small drugstores like his to stay in business.

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