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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has scheduled a Sunday session to deal with Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding measure. Senate President John Cullerton issued a statement Wednesday. But the Chicago Democrat did not specifically mention a vote to override the amendatory veto by the Republican governor.



(Springfield-jm) -- Governor Bruce Rauner is signing a new criminal justice reform law designed to help steer those getting out of prison towards a better path. The law lets offenders receive a copy of their birth certificate for free upon their release. It was sponsored by Representative Al Riley of Hazel Crest…



State Representative Al Riley of Hazel Crest. Not having those records can make it hard to find housing, get a license or find a job.



(Farmer City-jm) -- It’s back to school time for many area students. Blue Ridge Schools will hold registration today from 10 until 2 and 3 until 7:30 at Blue Ridge High School. New to the district students should bring birth certificates, 2 proofs of residency, latest physical and immunization records. All students entering Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade need a current physical before the student may begin school. The first day of school is August 23rd.


The next Movie in the Park in Farmer City will be Saturday at South Park. The movie that will be shown will be Muana. Free hot dogs will be provided and there will be other concessions available.  

(DeWitt County-jm) -- The DeWitt County TRIAD’s Senior Academy is underway. The first of three academies was held this past Tuesday. Spokesperson Pam Schwartz has more information on how you can attend the senior academy or find out more about the TRIAD program…



DeWitt County TRIAD Spokesperson Pam Schwartz.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that makes state government purchasing less cumbersome. The Republican signed the measure Wednesday in Urbana at the University of Illinois. The law eliminates administrative delays for universities. It also allows government agencies to enter joint-purchasing agreements to increase cost-saving buying power.


(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois State Fair is unveiling this year’s butter cow, created by a new team of artists. The butter cow exhibit was sculpted by Sarah and Andy Pratt of West Des Moines Iowa. It’s their first year at the Illinois State Fair, and the 2017 version features a momma and her calf, sticking their tongues out at each other says Midwest Dairy Association’s Marla Behrends…

Midwest Dairy Association’s Marla Behrends. Sculptor Sarah hid nine hearts within the sculpture, representing the nine essential nutrients found in milk. The butter cow display took 90 hours to create.


Saybrook’s farmers’ market is held on the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 a.m.  at the EDGE building, located at the corner of Harrison and Main streets in Saybrook. Local produce, baked goods and a wide variety of crafts are on display and available for purchase. All items are homemade/homegrown.


(Farmer City-jm) -- Woodlawn Country Club is gearing up for their Parent/Offspring golf outing coming up on August 27th. Spokesperson Chad Yeadon talks about the event…

Woodlawn Country Club Spokesperson Chad Yeadon.


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