Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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December 31, 2018 - News Local/State

Voices In The News 2018

As we get ready to welcome 2019, we thought we’d take a few minutes to listen back to the past year in Illinois government and politics.


Vermilion County seal

Vermilion County

December 29, 2018 - News Local/State

No Charges In Inmate Death At Vermilion County Jail

The Vermilion County State’s Attorney says no charges will be filed in connection with the death of inmate Jamie Moore at the county jail inside the Public Safety Building in Danville.


mom and baby

Lauren Bavis/Side Effects Public Media

December 29, 2018 - News Local/State

Top Health Stories of 2018: Addictions, Workarounds And Solutions

In 2018, Side Effects covered community struggles with public health crises, barriers to treatment and clever workarounds to get vulnerable people the care they need. Here are our 10 most-viewed stories of 2018.


A Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun.

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December 28, 2018 - News Local/State

Three Day Waits for Guns To Become Illinois State Law

The ongoing series of mass shootings across the country prompted Illinois lawmakers to pass a number of measures in 2018 aimed at preventing such tragedies. One of those --- an expansion of a handgun-purchase waiting period to include all firearms --- is taking effect on January 1st.


Dicamba resistant soybeans in rural McLean County.

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December 28, 2018 - News Local/State

Experts: Dicamba Will Come For Trees, Specialty Crops In 2019

Dicamba, the controversial herbicide used on soybeans and cotton, is responsible for thousands of acres of damaged crops in recent years. Experts say that despite new federal rules that go into effect in 2019, the drift will continue but the victims will be different.


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