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  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry.
  • Rain blamed for attendance drop at Illinois State Fair

     Rain blamed for attendance drop at Illinois State Fair
    Attendance was down 11 percent at this year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield, and organizers blame the rainy weather that showered the fair for eight out of its 11 days. This year's fair drew 847,000 people, down from last year's record attendance...

    Republicans rip Quinn on new pot of social services money

    Republicans rip Quinn on new pot of social services money
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of tapping into a $20 million pot of cash to dangle in front of groups whose support he wants in the fall election, saying the effort “looks and smells&...

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair

    Quinn hits Rauner on class warfare theme at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.” The re-election seeking Quinn...

    Steer goes for record price at state fair

    Steer goes for record price at state fair
    For the first time in Illinois State Fair history, a prize-winning animal has sold for six figures. The record-breaker who sold for $100,000 is a 1,330-pound steer named Ted shown by 12-year-old Shaelye Varner, of Morris. Shaelye, who raised Ted on...