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    People were polite as they entered U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s town hall meeting this week, perhaps surprised to find the tall rookie congressman greeting each of them at the door of the Tazewell County event. Many told him they appreciated the chance to listen and be heard.

      If you’ve been on the business end of an MRI or CT-scan, you understand the gravity of what I’m about to implore: Technologists should never, ever shake their heads, divert their eyes, furrow their brows, click their tongues, wiggle their noses or, as was the case in my instance, wish the pa…

        I should have dug a little deeper last August when I asked state lottery officials about how often big winning tickets are sold but never cashed. The data were available for “draw games” (like the daily jackpot), but not for “instant games” (the “scratchers”). Why was that?

          Normal Mayor Chris Koos probably wishes the Illinois attorney general’s office had waited just a few more days to respond to a months-old request for an opinion about the town’s rules governing public comment at council meetings.

            The speakers’ platform at Tuesday’s event where Gov. Bruce Rauner heralded Rivian Automotive’s purchase of the vacant Mitsubishi plant was a gloomy metaphor for the state of affairs between our local municipal governments.

            INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ These Indiana lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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            Around two dozen supporters gathered in downtown Bloomington on Thursday to protest what they maintain were wrongful convictions that led to the imprisonment of innocent men. 

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