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Lincoln’s Challenge construction project back on after passage of stopgap budget

RANTOUL — It’s been a little more than a year since construction stopped, frozen as it were, on the new Lincoln’s Challenge Academy campus because the Illinois General Assembly and Gov Bruce Rauner could not […]

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Senator Bennett Launches Re-Election Bid

State Senator Scott Bennett says he feels he has hit the ground running since being appointed 10 months ago. He officially launched his bid Wednesday to retain his seat in next year’s election.

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Tax-exempt savings accounts coming for people with disabilities

CHAMPAIGN–For parents like Sarah Thompson, making sure their children are taken care of can be a daunting thought.

“As I get older and he gets older that becomes more of a concern,” said Thompson.

Sarah’s son was […]

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Chambana Dad to Know: Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett was recently appointed State Senator from the 52nd district of Illinois, which encompasses most of Champaign-Urbana and Danville, after the seat was vacated by new state treasurer Mike Frerichs. Bennett will serve the […]

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Illinois lawmaker pushes for changes to child sexual assault law

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Every year hundreds of people come through the doors of Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling. Around 50 of them are adults and they say were sexually abused as a child.

“We see a lot […]