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10 Jaw Dropping Mansions For Sale in Illinois’ Richest Town

MSN details - A suburb of Chicago, Livability gives Glencoe an exceptional living score of 79. Perhaps that’s because the income per capita is more than 250% higher than the U.S. average, or the median home value is more than 380% higher than the national average. Of all the residents, 94% own their homes, and 99% of high schoolers graduate.
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Preview of State Treasure office's unclaimed property auction set for Monday

The state may be auctioning off whatever your uncle had in his safety deposit box. The Office of the Illinois State Treasurer is once again hosting an auction at the Illinois State Fair solely consisting of unclaimed property from state residents. A preview is set for Mondayfrom 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield Marine Bank building, 1 E. Old State Capitol Plaza,
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Long Lines Force Change at Many Illinois Secretary of State Offices

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is promising changes after continued long lines at facilities focused on driver’s licenses and identification cards. White said in a statement Friday that 16 facilities in the Chicago area will begin requiring an appointment to apply for or renew a driver’s license and ID cards beginning next month. Road tests also will require an appointment.
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Ottawa awarded IDNR Historic Preservation Projects grant

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office Friday announced the approval of more than $131,400 in funding for nine historic preservation projects through the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund. Ottawa was awarded $18,250 in Federal Historic Preservation Funds, with the City of Ottawa providing $6,750 to be put towards an update of downtown design guidelines for the city.
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Jobs, reliability and bailouts chief concerns amid possible Illinois energy legislation

Some at the Illinois statehouse are eying a bailout of the nuclear industry with a goal to shut down coal-generated power. Critics say that would be devastating and unfair. Legislation to achieve the governor’s goal of 100% green energy by 2050 is still elusive, but those employed by the coal industry say they’re needed for reliability and for their area's economy.
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Illinois reports 644 COVID-19 hospitalizations in vaccinated individuals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — In Illinois, health officials are seeing breakthrough cases. It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. “We’re definitely seeing breakthrough cases in the county, in the state, and everywhere else as well," Dr. Vidya Sundareshan, infectious disease expert at the SIU School of Medicine said.
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New Illinois law to boost pay for auto mechanics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (WTVO) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation on Friday to ensure automobile mechanics at dealerships are paid fairly for their skilled labor. “When we prioritize middle-class families by making sure they’re paid fairly, we build a stronger state,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “All work deserves fair compensation, and I’m proud that the bill I’m signing today ensures automobile mechanics are compensated fairly for the critical skilled labor they provide.”
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Illinois is Home to the Insanely Beautiful “Garden of the Gods”

Illinois has many different unique landscapes, but there is a small section of the Land of Lincoln that has been dubbed the "Garden of the Gods" and it is glorious. Illinois has a bad wrap for being "boring" it is often said that Illinois isn't beautiful, that Illinois is just corn and Chicago. Well if you are into big cities Chicago is one of the most beautiful looking cities in the world, and if you like looking at corn, Illinois has plenty of good looking corn for you to check out. BUT Illinois is also home to a place that is so beautiful it is called the "Garden of the Gods"