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Pritzker's job training effort shows promise

DURING a whirlwind first week in office, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order that represents a hopeful sign for the business sector.

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Missouri school funding inadequate

A pair of news stories illustrate the financial issues that Missouri's K-12 school districts are facing.

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Winter storm tests region, presents challenges

More than a foot of snow fell on the region last weekend, making a wintry wonderland for many children but leaving a mess for motorists. Road crews' efforts deserve to be lauded.

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Goals, problems similar in Illinois, Missouri statehouses

NEW and returning legislators in Illinois and Missouri took their oaths of office this week. As different as the two states appear to be, there are a lot of similar issues facing the lawmakers.

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Levee heights blamed on inconsistent rules

COURTS may have to make the final determination on whether the Sny Island Levee and Drainage District has built its levees higher than authorized. It's hard to know the facts clearly.

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Storm clouds loom in Quincy sales tax forecast

THE good news for the city of Quincy is that revenue received through its sales and home rule taxes rose modestly in 2018, a year after a significant decline. The bad news is that combined revenue of $19.232 million lags behind what was received in 2016.

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Quincy Regional Airport positioned to get $1 million federal grant

FOR the first time since 2014, it appears that more than 10,000 paying passengers departed from Quincy Regional Airport last year, qualifying Baldwin Field for $1 million in federal maintenance funds.

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Career Makeover puts emphasis on education

THE Career Makeover competition underscores the importance of education and how it can have a positive impact on someone's life. The seventh-annual competition, sponsored by the John Wood Community College Foundation and WGEM, provides a scholarship that

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Statistics point to troubled future for farming

Where will the United States come up with new farmers? Asked in a slightly different way -- is this nation on the verge of losing a generation of farmers and ranchers? These are not just questions for farm country.

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Pritzker is assembling strong leadership team

ILLINOIS Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker continues to stand behind an election night pledge to reach across the aisle to "try to end the partisan rancor in Springfield and try to get things done" as he assembles his administration.