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For The Blank Stairs, Pandemic Sparks New Opportunity For Musical Creativity

It's been nearly a year since many musicians have performed live. The loss of live energy and fan enthusiasm has been a big struggle.

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Q&A: Sally Turner Replaces Bill Brady As 44th District State Senator

Bill Brady's former Illinois Senate seat now belongs to a former Logan County clerk.

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Nursing Home Critics Say COVID-19 Immunity Laws Are A Free Pass For Neglect

Palestine Howze died April 14, 2020, in a North Carolina nursing home. She had developed a pressure ulcer — or bed sore as they're commonly known. It flared up in December 2018 and just grew worse, says her daughter Lisa Howze. Infection set in. "We begged them to take her to the emergency room, but they assured us that they could handle it," Howze says. Howze and her three sisters contend that the nursing home could not. In their experience, Treyburn Rehabilitation Center in Durham didn't...

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Video: Watch the WCBU forum featuring the candidates running for Peoria mayor in the primary election.

Europe's aviation authority has given an all-clear for Boeing's beleaguered 737 Max plane, with modifications, to return to service. This effectively lifts the nearly two-year ban on the aircraft in the EU following a pair of plane crashes that killed 346 people.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said a modified version of the 737 Max will be allowed fly once again, after several upgrades to its software, electrical system, operational manuals and training of flight crews.

EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky called it "a significant milestone."

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The Peoria City Council delayed last night’s vote for the proposed tax abatement program in Peoria’s North Valley over concerns related to the required removal of dozens of properties from an overlapping TIF district.

In an effort to slow the nation's contribution to climate change, President Biden is expected to begin halting oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.

The much-anticipated move is one of several executive actions the president is scheduled to make Wednesday to address the worsening climate crisis and the broader decline of the natural world, but it won't come without pushback.

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