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North Dakota authorities are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest in anticipation of a federal judge's ruling on a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of a four-state oil pipeline.

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  Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed legislation extending how wind farms are assessed from this year’s original sunset date out five years. The wind farms generate tens of millions of dollars each year.

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

On this week's report:

* Enos Park Artist in Residence - Springfield Art Association and Enos Park Neighborhood Association have asked for more than $80,000 in Tax Increment Financing assistance to buy a home and launch the program with the goal of artists eventually going out on their own and opening shops, buying homes etc.

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In 2008, the Great Recession helped to tip Illinois into a fiscal crisis it still hasn't recovered from. A new report from Standard & Poor's found that another even moderate recession would mean big trouble for the state's budget. ​

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  Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis.

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  NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis for our weekly Business Report. 

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It's another long, hot summer for the horse racing industry in Illinois.  

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  Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis for our weekly business report. 

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Exelon Corp. says it will move forward with plans to shut two Illinois nuclear plants after the Illinois Legislature didn't act on its request for financial support.  

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 The Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield has released the Spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey. 

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Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register, for our weekly Business Report.

This week...

* Population: Reflecting statewide trends, Springfield-area population down slightly from 2010 to 2015; focus on keeping millennials here.

* Food-truck festivals: New one coming to Illinois fairgrounds in July; existing festival on MacArthur Boulevard adding a third date; it's apparently the hot new trend in Springfield.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register:

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis:

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis:

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year over 500 people in central Illinois who are victims of sexual violence are given counseling, legal and medical advice and support, and even clothing if needed, all at no charge to them. That’s through Springfield's Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault – in the state there are 28 other similar groups, all part of a state coalition.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis:

Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis.

With the move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and President Obama's visit to the country, we remember a trip an Illinois governor took there nearly 17 years ago.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

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Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-register, joins Sean Crawford.

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