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Missouri State enrollment expected to decline this year

Missouri State University officials are expecting their first enrollment decline this fall in more than 20 years

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VA health care facilities to go smoke-free in October

A smoking ban at Department of Veterans Affairs' health care facilities will take effect later this year

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4 female Markham officers allege gender discrimination

Four female police officers in the Chicago suburb of Markham allege gender discrimination in complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights

Expert: Stars 'aligned' for proposed Chicago area airport
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Expert: Stars 'aligned' for proposed Chicago area airport

DePaul University transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman tells the Chicago Tribune that the political and economic stars have aligned for the creation of an Illinois suburban airport

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Cook County seeks community groups to help with census count

Cook County has allocated $1 million for efforts to reach hard-to-count populations in the 2020 census

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New $32M Adams County Jail expected to open early next year

Construction crews are doing extensive electrical work on the new Adams County Jail that's expected to open early next year

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Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show

Severe weather sweeping through Illinois and Indiana is postponing the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show

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Officials probe respiratory illness at Quincy veterans' home

State officials say they are investigating several cases of communicable respiratory illness at the same state-run Quincy veterans home where there have been multiple outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease over the years

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St. Louis business rents goats to eat overgrown foilage

A St. Louis County woman has opened a local franchise of a business that rents out goats to clear weed- or foliage-infested property

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Illinois health officials urge caution with blue-green algae

Environmental officials are urging residents to be cautious of blue-green algae growth along Illinois waterways