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 The north wing of the Illinois Statehouse is about to undergo major renovations, at a cost that is higher than officials originally estimated.
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Only one bid was submitted; inflation contributes to higher cost, architect says
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Tyler Merfeld co-owns Toad Style BK in New York and says his restaurant was overwhelmed by the promotion.
Manuela Lopez Restrepo
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Yesterday was a bad day for Grubhub. The food delivery service launched a free lunch promotion for people in New York City. And spoiler alert: it backfired.
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Bicycle Doctor owner Robert LaBonte joins Community Voices to update a growing trend in cycling, electric bikes. He also discusses the Springfield bike path network.
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A leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion raises the possibility that Roe V Wade will be overturned after nearly five decades. That has Illinois lawmakers, providers, legal groups and advocates strategizing about what they will do if abortion rights are no longer the law of the land. With the projection of a court sealing Roe’s fate, 26 states are expected to ban abortion, and many of them surround Illinois.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is bringing back "The Greatest Show on Earth" — but without animals. The circus has been closed down since 2017.
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The circus will launch a U.S. tour of live shows in September 2023.
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"I have been the architect of my creativity and my life in such a specific and obsessive way," Florence Welch tells NPR.
Autumn de Wilde
The singer-songwriter talks about her new album Dance Fever, her creative process and her influences.
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