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In a first-of-its-kind hire last month, the Illinois State Museum added a director of tribal relations – a pioneering role in the institution’s 145-year-history. Heather Miller will be responsible for building and repairing relationships between the Springfield-based museum and Native American tribes with historical ties to the state, specifically when it comes to how the state has handled native artifacts and remains.
Elon Musk has until Oct. 28 to close the deal to purchase Twitter, a judge ruled on Thursday. Here, the Tesla CEO smiles while on stage at an event in Norway in August.
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The judge overseeing Twitter's lawsuit against the Tesla CEO has halted the trial scheduled to begin in less than two weeks. She's told Musk to complete his purchase of Twitter by Oct. 28.
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Dr. Nicole Sommer is the Director of the SIU Cosmetics Center. She spoke to Community Voices about the mentorship she received from her father. She also explained the differences between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
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The capital city leads all Illinois municipalities when it comes to the terminals, well ahead of second place Rockford, which has a larger population.
In this mug shot released by the Thailand Criminal Investigations Bureau, CIB, a suspected assailant is shown in the attack in the town of Nongbua Lamphu, northern Thailand, Oct. 6, 2022.
Dozens of people, primarily children, were killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire in a child care center in northeastern Thailand, authorities said.
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Loretta Lynn performs on stage in California in 1972.
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The country singer brought unparalleled candor about the domestic realities of working-class women to country songwriting over the course of her 60-year career.
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