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    Ralph Weisheit
    The 400-plus members of the graduate student workers union at Illinois State University will vote Oct. 4 on whether to strike. Union bargaining team member Trevor Rickerd said the union and university administration remain far apart on economic issues, including pay and mandatory fees of $2,500 for ISU graduate students.
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    Amr Alfiky
    State incentives would be needed to secure a $1 billion Samsung electric vehicle battery plant in Bloomington-Normal. And top state officials are saying little about any potential negotiations with Samsung SDI, the subsidiary of the Korean giant that deals with battery technology.