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Governor to Foot $40,000 Bill For Capitol Office Renovations

Work will be non-cosmetic, ‘functional’ in nature By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker is planning to spend $40,000 of his own money to renovate his State Capitol office next month, according to a news release distributed by his staff. Those changes will be mainly functional, however, with no…

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Luke Beck Goes To Bat Against Leukemia

By Bill Setnor, Mascoutah Herald and Ronda Beck Imagine for a moment that you’re a seven-year-old boy named Luke.  Your dad is a teacher in Marissa, and your mom takes care of the home and your six brothers and sisters.  Your the next to youngest.  And, your favorite thing is watching Cardinals baseball games.  You…

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Disabled veterans, caregivers granted access to Exchange, commissary, recreation facilities

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act, allows Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and veterans with service-connected disabilities entry onto military installations to use the AAFES Exchange, commissary, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, facilities. Pre-identified primary caregivers of…

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