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Increased Speed Limit Bill Goes to GovernorThursday, 23 May 2013
Legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 mph is headed to Governor Pat Quinn.
The House approved the bill 85-30.
The current maximum speed limit is 65 mph.
Sponsoring Rep. Jerry Costello II says the bill is good for business.
The Smithton Democrat says it will allow companies to move their wares more quickly.READ MORE >>
Mattoon Man Accused of Hitting Wife with PistolThursday, 23 May 2013
A Mattoon man is facing multiple charges after police say he hit his wife with a pistol.
Police say on Tuesday 38-year-old Carmelo Mendez Oquendo was arrested in the 100 block of Moultrie Avenue.
They say Oquendo hit his wife with a starter pistol and was in possession of hydrocodon without a prescription.
Oquendo is charged with aggravated domestic battery, pos ... READ MORE >>
117 Yr. Old U of I Telescope Getting RepairsWednesday, 22 May 2013
Like anything that's 117 years old, the telescope in the University of Illinois' observatory could use a little work.
This summer, it will get it.
A crew dismantled the telescope this week and is sending it to a business in Pennsylvania that will work on it.
Assistant chair of the astronomy department Professor Bryan Dunne says while the telescope hasn't been u ... READ MORE >>
Medical Marijuana Bill Awaits Governor's SignatureMonday, 20 May 2013
Medical marijuana use in Illinois is now in Gov. Pat Quinn's hands after the state Senate approved legislation.
Lawmakers voted 35-21 to send the measure to Quinn for final approval.
Quinn hasn't signaled whether he will sign it into law.
The proposal allows physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical c ... READ MORE >>