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Federal loan help for Highland Park businesses and grants for Illinois tourism |First Listen

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  • Federal loan help for Highland Park businesses
  • Grants available for Illinois tourist attractions and festivals
  • Springfield's new Economic Development Director starts today
  • Legislation to restrict private ownership of big cats like lions and tigers could soon be federal law
  • Nearly half of St. Louis schools impacted by flooding
  • National Night Out is Tuesday
  • Andrea Aggertt, Director of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, talks about Capitol renovations
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