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Within the last couple of hours, hundreds gathered on Eastern Illinois University's campus, all hoping to send a message to state leaders about the importance of a budget for higher education. It's called "Fund EIU" and word of the rally spread through social media this week after Eastern announced it would have to lay off two hundred employees. The lay off's come amid a 7-month state budget imp READ MORE>
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The Coles County Board members will meet tonight to vote on an agreement regarding the Illinois Rivers Transmission Project.
Officials say the project is to construct a power line that crosses through part of Coles County.
Two years ago, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved the project that's expected to cost $1.1 billion and improve the power grids.
Officials say p... READ MORE >