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2014/09/02 12:20
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URBANA — Retiring state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, Monday endorsed Urbana Democrat Carol Ammons to succeed her in the Illinois House. Jakobsson marched with Ammons in Monday's Labor Day parade...
2014/09/02 12:20
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2014/09/01 10:13
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Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made the holiday...
2014/08/29 19:20
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Switching it up a bit this week. The big topic is railroads, the industry that arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1854, just 22 months after the first newspaper opened here. We’ll also get into politics,...
2014/08/28 17:54
2014/08/28 17:54
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Patriot's Day is held in remembrance of those who lost their lives, including police and fire personnel in the call of duty, during the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Special guests will include States...
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2014/08/28 06:24
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Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner’s statements at a forum coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau featuring candidates for governor and U.S. Senate follow comments earlier this month. Pat Quinn’s...
2014/08/28 01:13
2014/08/28 01:13
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As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora. Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for...
2014/08/26 02:40
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The poll found that 84 percent of registered Chicago voters support a city task force recommendation to increase the minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next three years. According to the poll, 78...
2014/08/25 23:38
2014/08/25 23:38
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Supporters of limits to rideshare services in Illinois vowed Monday to push for an override of Governor Pat Quinn’s veto of the so-called “Uber Bill.” The bill, which would have affected popular...
2014/08/25 22:13
2014/08/25 22:13
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Cook County’s internal government watchdog recently won a round in his legal battle for authority to probe the offices of all countywide elected officials, but Assessor Joseph Berrios continues to...
2014/08/23 20:12
2014/08/23 20:12
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Watch where Michael Madigan tries to boost turnout Support for raising the minimum wage in the state's largest city may be enough to increase voter turnout for a nonbinding November ballot...
2014/08/23 02:13
2014/08/23 02:13
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Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is. Where's he been lately? Last week, the...
2014/08/22 19:20
2014/08/22 19:20
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The mailbag was overflowing when I got back from a one-week vacation. Questions and comments about school construction, road construction, a disabled water fountain, restaurants, the Clinton landfill...
2014/08/22 16:46
2014/08/22 16:46
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Wait, what? Bruce Rauner called Pat Quinn an "extraordinary" leader? Excuse me, I just spit out my coffee. At first I thought the Sun-Times' headline was an Onion-style parody. Then I watched the...
2014/08/22 05:43
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While the rest of the neighborhood was digging out, Alex Geier had little problem leaving his Hinsdale, Illinois, house around 7:30 each morning last winter, no matter how much snow had piled up...
2014/08/22 03:13
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When the General Assembly started drafting a bill two years ago to allow for fracking, international firm Kimmeridge Energy hired 65 people to work on land acquisition here. Rock formations of New...
2014/08/21 18:47
2014/08/21 18:47
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As President Barack Obama's foundation reviews locations for his library and museum -- Chicago is the unofficial frontrunner. But voters in his adopted hometown are divided over whether to use...
2014/08/21 13:13
2014/08/21 13:13
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Illinois voters on Nov. 4 will have the chance to say whether they support a state law requiring health insurance plan providers to offer prescription birth control coverage to employees. Democratic...
2014/08/21 03:13
2014/08/21 03:13
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People of Illinois, an appellate court has spoken: Your constitution is stacked against you. A measure to limit the terms of state lawmakers does not meet the narrow criteria for citizen-driven...
2014/08/20 22:10
2014/08/20 22:10
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CHICAGO >> Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of...
2014/08/20 12:20
2014/08/20 12:20
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Few people today think of Champaign as a factory town. But it once was, with manufacturing plants making, among other things, clocks, automobile repair kits, gloves and undergarments. Brian Knox is...
2014/09/02 12:20
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