Forget 2016 Illinois budget, maybe 2017

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan seems to have been blocking for so long that he has no goal. Wrecking the state for a second year may be acceptable to him, but voters in November can hold his underlings accountable and pass the Independent Map Amendment so they no longer draw their own legislative districts.

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Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home 02:34

Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home

O'Fallon garden filled with native plants 01:54

O'Fallon garden filled with native plants

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty 00:46

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty

Columbia Football Beats Waterloo 01:40

Columbia Football Beats Waterloo

St. Clair Township votes to decide on township workers. 02:08

St. Clair Township votes to decide on township workers.

Fatal Granite City house fire tears through home, kills one 01:04

Fatal Granite City house fire tears through home, kills one

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State might allow alcohol sales at SIU campuses; sports events targeted

Bill has passed in Illinois Senate; awaits House vote

Northern Illinois University says alcohol sales at sports make money, reduce problems

SIU says alternative revenue source needed

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Three cops fire, kill double murder suspect in Washington Park 00:56

Three cops fire, kill double murder suspect in Washington Park

Mayor Mark Eckert talks about Hofbräuhaus 03:38

Mayor Mark Eckert talks about Hofbräuhaus

Officer-involved shooting in Washington Park 00:31

Officer-involved shooting in Washington Park

Family hoping for justice after teen on bicycle is killed 01:35

Family hoping for justice after teen on bicycle is killed

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost hosts forum on NGA 01:50

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost hosts forum on NGA

Troy restaurant pairs gourmet food with video poker
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Troy restaurant pairs gourmet food with video poker

Drug agents raid Rodeway Inn in Caseyville 00:26

Drug agents raid Rodeway Inn in Caseyville

Fairview Heights Police search for missing person at Pleasant Ridge Park 02:04

Fairview Heights Police search for missing person at Pleasant Ridge Park

Graffiti on Belleville City Hall, Meredith Home 00:38

Graffiti on Belleville City Hall, Meredith Home

Overturned dairy truck blocks Illinois 3 north of Waterloo 00:28

Overturned dairy truck blocks Illinois 3 north of Waterloo

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Cahokia celebrates track state champs

Cahokia held a parade honoring their boys and girls track programs on Sunday. The girls won their third straight championship and the boys won their sixth straight championship.
dholtmann@bnd.com
Cahokia celebrates track state champs 01:16

Cahokia celebrates track state champs

Vintage Radio Repair now open in Belleville 02:34

Vintage Radio Repair now open in Belleville

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty 00:46

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty

Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home 02:34

Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home

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Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home 02:34

Dupo's Daugherty Public Library District seeks funds as Illinois budget crisis hits home

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty 00:46

Smithton realtors discuss customer loyalty

SIUE students react to possible alcohol sales at SIU events 01:56

SIUE students react to possible alcohol sales at SIU events

Columbia Football Beats Waterloo 01:40

Columbia Football Beats Waterloo

St. Clair Township votes to decide on township workers. 02:08

St. Clair Township votes to decide on township workers.

Fatal Granite City house fire tears through home, kills one 01:04

Fatal Granite City house fire tears through home, kills one

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