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Quinn talks budget cuts, Illinois gun rally, SE Mo. rabies

Gov. Pat Quinn talked about budget cuts today in Springfield. Gov. Pat Quinn talked about budget cuts today in Springfield.
Illinois gun owners rallied for concealed carry in the state (Source: Carly O'Keefe). Illinois gun owners rallied for concealed carry in the state (Source: Carly O'Keefe).
Three skunks and a horse have tested positive for rabies in southeast Missouri. Three skunks and a horse have tested positive for rabies in southeast Missouri.

Good afternoon: Here are the stories we are working to bring you for Heartland News at 5 & 6.

Gov. Pat Quinn says even though the proposed budget makes tough cuts to education he's preserving a few areas, like early childhood education and some college scholarships. Arnold Wyrick has the details at 5.

People in one Murphysboro neighborhood say they've found a little girl wandering around in the frigid temperatures for two days in a row. To make matters worse, neighbors say the toddler was barefoot and didn't have a coat on. Allison Twaits has more on this story at 6.

Illinois gun owners traveled to Springfield today making the case for the right to concealed carry in the state.

A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states.

In the Bootheel, the city of Kennett will have to wait a little longer before officials learn the results of tests taken after mold was found in the police department. Tyler Profilet has the latest tonight at 6:03.

An Illinois House committee has approved a measure that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

The Dow hit a record high yesterday. Todd Tumminia has what this means for you tonight at 6:08.

Concerns are being raised after four animals - three skunks and a horse - tested positive for rabies in southeast Missouri.

Are we in bad overall health? A new study has details about how long you could live. Holly Brantley talked to fitness gurus and health officials about what we can do to live longer productive lives.

A federal judge has ordered a small library in southern Missouri to stop blocking access to websites related to Wicca and other minority religions, calling it a violation of patrons' First Amendment rights.

A man from the St. Louis area tried to save a bald eagle that was hit by a vehicle in Cape Girardeau County. We'll have the details at 6:05.

Oran had a big send-off today for their basketball team who's headed to state. Todd Richards will have more in Heartland Sports at 6.

Have a great evening -

James Long
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