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Headlines from around the state, curated by the GLT newsroom. If you want more state news, listen to Illinois Public Radio's The 21st on Mondays-Thursdays at 11 a.m., and Statewide at 11 a.m. Fridays.

Peoria TV viewers are accustomed to seeing new faces appear on their screens as talent jumps to bigger markets. Get ready for a few more changes.

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Fulton County is launching a new campaign to bring tourism dollars to the community.

The 38th Annual Taste of Peoria is happening today at Northwoods Mall. 

If you’ve driven by the Four Corners in downtown East Peoria lately, you’ve probably noticed a new bright spot. 

A Peoria County teenager’s grand champion steer was the target of a bidding war between Illinois’ governor and first lady at the state fair yesterday. 

Illinois’ 45 billion dollar infrastructure plan is expected to attract a lot of outside contractors to help complete the work. But union worries over whether those contractors will pay the required salaries has spurred action from the Comptroller’s office.

There will soon be 30 new houses built in Peoria’s East Bluff neighborhood.

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Illinois corn farmers are on track to see their worst yields in more than 20 years. 

J.K. Williams whiskey may flow in Peoria again next year - under new ownership.

The Peoria Park District is working to buy Forest Park Nature Center. 

Springfield started a new yard waste program this spring, and the city is expecting more money for road and railway projects from a statewide capital plan. The city’s Office of Public Works oversees both.

NPR Illinois talked with its new director, Nate Bottom, about the changes. The Springfield City Council approved Bottom's appointment last week.

The interview covers:

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The frustration and anxiety about a recent uptick in violent crime on the East Bluff was palpable during a policing update for the neighborhood on Monday.

Springfield’s Planning and Zoning Commission will soon consider the location of a new Center for Health and Housing. The center would provide emergency shelter, health care and other services for those experiencing homelessness. But some homeowners near the proposed site say they’re opposed because they’ve been excluded in the early phases of the project.

Illinois’ medical marijuana program is getting a second wind. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills on Monday expanding who can get a medical card, and when they can use it.

The Peoria Police Department arrested a man in connection with a shooting on the city's South Side early Monday morning.

Central Illinois is playing host to a world sports championship this week. Specifically, disc golf. 

A 49-year-old man was shot and killed just before 4 a.m. Monday in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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Illinois is joining a chorus of states condemning a Trump administration proposal to rollback protections for transgender people under the Affordable Care Act.

Attorney Chris McCall announced he’s running against recently appointed Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos in the March primary.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a sweeping anti-sexual harassment law. But one woman who accused a lawmaker of harassment is disappointed with an aspect of the new rules.

Denise Rotheimer says she objects to part of the new law that levies a fine of $5,000 on accusers for leaking information from an inspector general  report's release.

A Peoria woman suffered non life-threatening injuries after rolling over her vehicle on Spring Bay Road Friday morning. 

President Donald Trump once again dangles the possibility of a commutation for impeached and imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

The U.S. Ninth Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Illinois residents have the right to file a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its facial recognition technology. 

State lawmakers expressed outrage during a legislative hearing Thursday over the issue of affluent families from Chicago suburbs transferring guardianship of their children to another adult in order to qualify them for need-based financial aid they otherwise wouldn’t receive.