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Daily Herald
St. Charles aldermen now allow drive-through liquor salesIt wasn't shock and awe for Peter Bogle when he learned St. Charles aldermen vo
St. Charles aldermen now allow drive-through liquor sales
Daily Herald / Posted an hour ago
It wasn't shock and awe for Peter Bogle when he learned St. Charles aldermen voted to permit drive-through liquor sales in the city this week. It was more like shock and irritation, the feelings of missed opportunity. Those are the kinds of feelings... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Top HeadlinesDixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire chargeDixon man pleads not guilt
Top Headlines
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 hours ago
Dixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire chargeDixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire charge A Dixon man jailed on drug and weapons charges has pleaded not guilty to trying to hire a fellow inmate to kill five people.More >> A Dixon... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
McPier bondholders caught in state budget fightInvestors who hold more than $3 billion in McPier bonds are caught in the middl
McPier bondholders caught in state budget fight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
Investors who hold more than $3 billion in McPier bonds are caught in the middle of the ongoing budget battle in Springfield between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic leaders of the Illinois General Assembly. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
McCarthy talks gun violence with law enforcement leaders in D.C.Chicago is just one of several major cities dealing with a spike in violence.
McCarthy talks gun violence with law enforcement leaders in D.C.
FOX News Chicago / Posted yesterday
Chicago is just one of several major cities dealing with a spike in violence. The concern is so great that mayors and police chiefs gathered for a summit on violence Monday at the nation’s capital. It comes on the heels of yet another brutal... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOGolf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicidesGolf outing raises
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
Golf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicidesGolf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicides Keeping a memory alive and helping others, that's what the family of a Rockford law enforcement veteran is trying to do.More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois Clean Jobs Bill introduced to General AssemblyThe Illinois Environmental Council says its Clean Jobs Bill that has been intro
Illinois Clean Jobs Bill introduced to General Assembly
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted yesterday
The Illinois Environmental Council says its Clean Jobs Bill that has been introduced to the Illinois General Assembly complies with the Obama Administration's clean power proposal. President Obama made a pitch for the U.S. to play an important role... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budgetMayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budge
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budget he soon will unveil, but in reality the deficit in city finances over the next year could approach $1 billion, depending on what happens with his bill in Springfield to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budgetMayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budge
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budget he soon will unveil, but in reality the deficit in city finances over the next year could approach $1 billion, depending on what happens with a bill in Springfield for... Read more
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Daily Herald
Aurora Planned Parenthood facility target of anti-abortion groupsAs Planned Parenthood struggles to explain its practice of acquiring the tissue
Aurora Planned Parenthood facility target of anti-abortion groups
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
As Planned Parenthood struggles to explain its practice of acquiring the tissues of aborted fetuses for medical research, several Illinois-based anti-abortion groups are targeting an Aurora clinic as part of a larger effort to strip the organization... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Timeline of compensation for Illinois General AssemblySPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A timeline of the compensation for members of the Illi
Timeline of compensation for Illinois General Assembly
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A timeline of the compensation for members of the Illinois General Assembly: 1897: Salary of $500 offered, instead of $5 per day in-session. 1939: At the outset of World War II, lawmakers make $2,500, a paycheck that... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Letters to the editor'Unschooling' works For the past two years, our 13-year-old son has been a stu
Letters to the editor
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
'Unschooling' works For the past two years, our 13-year-old son has been a student at Tallgrass Sudbury School in Riverside (“School's out—forever,” July 20). Before that he was enrolled in one of the top public elementary schools in the area, but... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Between Lincoln and Buhari - Lessons for the Youths"Do not be afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, an
Between Lincoln and Buhari - Lessons for the Youths
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
"Do not be afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - Williams Shakespeare (1564-1616). BOTH Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States of America (USA) and Muhammadu Buhari,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel's chief of staff pick strengthens City Hall's ties to MadiganAt a time when Chicago needs all the help it can get from Springfield, Mayor Ra
Emanuel's chief of staff pick strengthens City Hall's ties to Madigan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
At a time when Chicago needs all the help it can get from Springfield, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a former top aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan as his new chief of staff. Eileen Mitchell takes the job after working since 2003 as a lobbyist in... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
UC owners say it's worth $2 billion a year to the local economyThe owners of the United Center today released a glitzy report contending that
UC owners say it's worth $2 billion a year to the local economy
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
The owners of the United Center today released a glitzy report contending that the facility generates more than $2 billion a year in economic activity and pays $34 million annually in taxes. They insisted that they had no ulterior motive--even... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the w
NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic. Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015Elected in 1971 to the 22nd District of the Illinois House Represents 22nd Dis
NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Elected in 1971 to the 22nd District of the Illinois House Represents 22nd District, and is speaker of the House Munich Olympics massacre; the last Apollo mission; President Nixon visits Moscow and Peking; Watergate scandal; and Vietnam War. Ebola... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget messSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesd
Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget mess
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the Chicago Democrat for not stopping a $1,360 pay hike for lawmakers while Illinois struggles... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Three things that Rauner, Madigan should agree onDuring past showdowns between Illinois governors and legislative leaders, the p
Three things that Rauner, Madigan should agree on
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
During past showdowns between Illinois governors and legislative leaders, the problem usually wasn't a short supply of solutions, but a lack of political will to reach an agreement. Where there's a will, there's a way. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
PMH receives emergency stroke ready hospital designation“This re-designation ensures that all stroke patients, regardless of where they
PMH receives emergency stroke ready hospital designation
Bureau County Republican / Posted 20 days ago
“This re-designation ensures that all stroke patients, regardless of where they live, have access to rapid care within the narrow treatment window,” said Rex Conger, CEO. Stroke re-designation for Perry Memorial Hospital means that patients will... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Payroll processed, Illinois employees will get paidSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has
Payroll processed, Illinois employees will get paid
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has completed processing paychecks due Wednesday and 6,800 employees will be paid on time. The Republican Munger said Monday she processed the payroll in response to a St.... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Payroll processed, Illinois employees will get paidThe Republican Munger said Monday she processed the payroll in response to a St
Payroll processed, Illinois employees will get paid
SaukValley.com / Posted 22 days ago
The Republican Munger said Monday she processed the payroll in response to a St. Clair County Circuit Court ruling that she should pay state employees even though there is no spending authority in place. GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
AG Madigan files Supreme Court appeal in state employee paySPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has
AG Madigan files Supreme Court appeal in state employee pay
FOX News Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says her office has completed processing paychecks due Wednesday and 6,800 employees will be paid on time. The Republican Munger said Monday she processed the payroll in response to a St.... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner uses deep pockets to erode Illinois Democrats' advantage(Bloomberg) — Bruce Rauner spent more than $25 million of his own fortune to ge
Rauner uses deep pockets to erode Illinois Democrats' advantage
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
(Bloomberg) — Bruce Rauner spent more than $25 million of his own fortune to get elected governor of Illinois. While the state is running out of cash and thousands of state employees might not get paid because of a budget dispute, the Republican... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Another College of DuPage outrage: When scholarship donations pay for partiesJust when you thought the saga of lavish spending at College of DuPage couldn't
Another College of DuPage outrage: When scholarship donations pay for parties
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Just when you thought the saga of lavish spending at College of DuPage couldn't get any richer, it does. The Tribune's Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair, who have been reporting on the Glen Ellyn-based college for months, recently discovered another... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner and Madigan: It's time someone acted like an adultThe budget dispute between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael
Rauner and Madigan: It's time someone acted like an adult
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
The budget dispute between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan is beginning to look rather eerily like the impasse between the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives and the White House over the issue of raising the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois bill would limit community college severanceSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly approved, 73-34, a bill restricting
Illinois bill would limit community college severance
SaukValley.com / Posted 26 days ago
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly approved, 73-34, a bill restricting severance packages for prematurely departing community college employees to no more than a year’s pay and benefits. The legislation now goes to the governor. It arose... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
State paycheck delays could be a disaster for one Loves Park familyWith no budget compromise on the horizon in Springfield, state workers' paychec
State paycheck delays could be a disaster for one Loves Park family
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 26 days ago
With no budget compromise on the horizon in Springfield, state workers' paychecks are in jeopardy. Many are wondering how they're going to take care of their families. Tiffany saenz is worried. The Loves Park mother of two basically lives paycheck... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Governor Sent Bill on Illinois Community College SeveranceSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois General Assembly has approved restricting
Governor Sent Bill on Illinois Community College Severance
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 26 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois General Assembly has approved restricting severance packages for prematurely departing community college employees to no more than a year's pay and benefits. The legislation now goes to the governor. It arose... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Bill sent to Governor on Illinois community college severanceSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois General Assembly has approved restricting
Bill sent to Governor on Illinois community college severance
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 26 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois General Assembly has approved restricting severance packages for prematurely departing community college employees to no more than a year’s pay and benefits. The legislation now goes to the governor. It arose... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Marketplace, not regulators, should set workers' comp insurance pricesIn July 1979, my first month as Illinois' director of insurance, I found myself
Marketplace, not regulators, should set workers' comp insurance prices
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 28 days ago
In July 1979, my first month as Illinois' director of insurance, I found myself in the grip of a law enacted before I was born. Under a 1947 Illinois law, 250 workers' compensation insurance companies had jointly filed rates for approval by the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
S&P's grade on Illinois budget talks: F. No, make that an F minus.Reflecting the frustration of many Illinois residents, Standard & Poor's Financ
S&P's grade on Illinois budget talks: F. No, make that an F minus.
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 28 days ago
Reflecting the frustration of many Illinois residents, Standard & Poor's Financial Services today called the deadlock over the state budget a “failure in the fiscal policy-making process.” Even as it left the state's credit rating untouched at A-,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
S&P's grade on Illinois budget talks: 'failure'Reflecting the frustration of many Illinois residents, Standard & Poor's Financ
S&P's grade on Illinois budget talks: 'failure'
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
Reflecting the frustration of many Illinois residents, Standard & Poor's Financial Services today called the deadlock over the state budget a “failure in the fiscal policy-making process.” Even as it left the state's credit rating untouched at A-,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago doesn't get a downgrade, for a changeAfter a downgrade two months ago, Fitch Ratings today let stand its rating on t
Chicago doesn't get a downgrade, for a change
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
After a downgrade two months ago, Fitch Ratings today let stand its rating on the city of Chicago, citing moves by the Emanuel administration to ease a potential cash crunch. The New York-based rating agency maintained its BBB+ credit score, three... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percentEven as Mayor Rahm Emanuel warns about a property tax hike of up to $250 millio
How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percent
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted a month ago
Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel warns about a property tax hike of up to $250 million for the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, another big wave of increases likely is coming to rescue the pensions of police officers and firefighters. A massive... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Moms should have a place to nurse at airportsIt was hours before our flight was scheduled to depart from O'Hare, and my husb
Moms should have a place to nurse at airports
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
It was hours before our flight was scheduled to depart from O'Hare, and my husband and daughterswaited for me in the suitcase-filled taxi on our driveway. I'd spent days carefully packing our family for a vacation in Tampa: diapers, clothing for all... Read more