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Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

Fresh
8-31-15 Horace Mann Survey

A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

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UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

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A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

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Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

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State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.

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Combination-Locked Pill Bottles Now Law

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Illinois is the first state providing for a combination lock on a prescription pill bottle.

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Moody’s Issues Warning About State Credit Rating

Budget Cuts

Moody's: reach a budget agreement by late September.

National

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.

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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

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President Barack Obama is a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

Sports

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‘Deflategate’ judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

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The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks.

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Hulk Hogan begs forgiveness, wants back in WWE

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The wrestling icon is pleading with fans for their forgiveness after he was caught on tape using a racial slur, insisting the controversial comments were made at the "lowest point" of his life.

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Ronda Rousey wants you to have a ‘knockout’ breakfast

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The MMA champion has teamed up with fast-food chain Carl's Jr. to pitch their latest breakfast creation.

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U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are in her corner.

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Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

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Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel’s Trump campaign ad

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Ordinarily people running for President tell us what they would do if they got the job, but Donald Trump has a much broader approach.

News

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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September is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.

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William Shatner working on Leonard Nimoy book

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"Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship" will hit the shelves next year.

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Hulk Hogan begs forgiveness, wants back in WWE

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The wrestling icon is pleading with fans for their forgiveness after he was caught on tape using a racial slur, insisting the controversial comments were made at the "lowest point" of his life.

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Marvel announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ comic

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"The Guardians of the Galaxy" adventures will continue in this new comic book, which ties in with the blockbuster film.

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Want to buy Pink Floyd’s flying pig? Too late

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Algie the flying pig is no longer up for sale -- going back to the band instead.

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Dolly Parton teases new TV movie

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They hadn't even started shooting the movie, but Dolly Parton had no trouble selling "Coat of Many Colors" to critics. The film, set to air Dec. 10 on NBC, is inspired by Parton's childhood.

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14th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Dynamic Lead

Join us in downtown Springfield September 25th- 27th!

SIUF 15TH ANNUAL DENIM AND DIAMONDS

Denim & Diamonds

Register NOW for Denim & Diamonds on Oct 3rd benefiting Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine!

Highschool Football Player of the Week

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Vote for your top football player of the week!

COOL’s Small Town Spotlight

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Check out what’s going on in your area!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Register NOW for the Making Strides of Springfield on Saturday, October 3rd!

COOL Special Delivery

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