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“Get me rewrite!” So went the popular image of the rewrite editor at the other end of the line from the reporter breathlessly dictating into the phone.

Illinois' new governor made a triumphant appearance before legislatorsweek, delivering a well-received speech about the state's woes that included promises to tax and spend his way to a $38.7 billion balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

How fitting is it that President Trump's first Oval Office address, which he requested be televised live in prime time by every major network, was aimed at stirring up the American public about a crisis largely of his own making?

Widely perceived to be in deep political trouble, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner took important steps Sept. 13 that he hopes will lead him back into the political promised land.

Fatal aviation disasters are a rare event in the modern age. It would come as a shock to hear of a passenger jet crashing and killing everyone aboard. Now try to imagine it happening today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after. That will give you an idea of the death toll from drug overd…

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, has never been one for town hall meetings with constituents. He prefers to meet one-on-one and in small groups with the people he represents – like he met with the Shelbyville Daily Union editorial board on Wednesday. And the way he talked by phone to …

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Betty Mae "Chick" Ertel, 94, died February 1, 2020 at home, BeeHive Homes in Lafayette, Indiana. She was born at home on August 28, 1925 in Tipton, Indiana. She was married to the late James William "Jim" Ertel for 70 years. Betty taught all levels of elementary school except fourth grade. B…

Samuel Linder, 69, of Stewardson, IL passed away at 1:07 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson, IL is assisting the family.

Coralie (Wetherell) Guthrie, 92, of Springfield, IL passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Concordia Village in Springfield, IL. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IL is assisting the family.