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A battle over Lincoln artifacts may mar the ALPLM's reputation and more top stories | First listen

  • One expert says the removal of valuable artifacts from the state-run presidential museum in Springfield could mar its reputation
  • Two environmental justice groups say most coal-fired plants are not complying with federal rule to curb groundwater contamination
  • Senator Dick Durbin says more federal dollars should be allocated to protect lawmakers against political violence
  • Illinois Governor JB Pritzker pledges to remove barriers to abortion for people in prison
  • Sacred Heart Griffin's president is stepping down this spring
  • Three area high schools receive shooting threats this week
  • Helping Hands Executive Director Laura Davis talks about the partnership with Sangamon County to provide emergency and transitional shelter
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