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The Washington Times
Damage found in almost all donated brains of former NFL playersexamined from deceased professional football players showed signs of disease, a
The Washington Times / Posted 6 hours ago
examined from deceased professional football players showed signs of disease, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
One girl in McClugage Bridge boating accident is in intensive careMaddie Gehling Journal Star reporter PEORIA — A girl injured Sunday in a boati
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 hours ago
Maddie Gehling Journal Star reporter PEORIA — A girl injured Sunday in a boating accident at the McClugage Bridge is in intensive care at a Peoria hospital, the Fondulace Park District police chief said Tuesday. An emergency official said Sunday... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Matt Hughes No Longer in Coma, Former Trainer Expects Him to Fully Recoverhe's improving. It's going to be a long road. Any type of head trauma at that l
Bleacher Report / Posted 9 hours ago
he's improving. It's going to be a long road. Any type of head trauma at that level, there's going to be some rehab." The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, reported June 16 that Hughes was driving a truck that was struck by a train.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pa. 'continues to work with Foxconn' as company reportedly nears decisionNow, reportedly just days away from Foxconn unveiling its U.S. plans, state Dep
The Morning Call / Posted 12 hours ago
Now, reportedly just days away from Foxconn unveiling its U.S. plans, state Department of Community and Economic Development spokesman Michael Gerber on Tuesday said the department “continues to work with Foxconn to explore potential investment... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Prosecutors demand records on Chicago bank's loans to Paul ManafortThe Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter, rep
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter, reported Monday that the Manhattan district attorney has demanded the records from the bank, whose chief executive, Steve Calk, was an economic adviser to Trump's... Read more
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Roll Call
Rodney Davis Loses One Democratic Challenger, Gains AnotherState Rep. Caroll Ammons announced she would not run to challenge the Republica
Roll Call / Posted 18 hours ago
State Rep. Caroll Ammons announced she would not run to challenge the Republican congressman in Illinois 13th Congressional District. Ammons called her choice “one of the hardest decisions of my life” the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Teen Vogue interviews state Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Tuesd
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 hours ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Good morning, troops. It's Tuesday, July 25. State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth has been in the news a lot recently, thanks in part to disagreement with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the Peoria Democrat... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Human remains found on property along Route 29 south of PekinNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains were found
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted yesterday
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains were found Monday behind a house along Illinois Route 29 south of Pekin, authorities said. It’s unclear if the remains are those of a Pekin boy missing since last November, but... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Human remains found on property along Route 29 south of PekinNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains were found
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains were found Monday behind a house along Illinois Route 29 south of Pekin, authorities said. It’s unclear if the remains are those of a Pekin boy missing since last November, but... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
With more state funding on the way, ICC reviews 2018 budgetPam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam EAST PEORIA — Illinois Ce
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Pam Adams Journal Star education reporter @padamspam EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College officials braced for less, if any, state funding as they prepared the school’s tentative budget for 2017-18. Instead, state funding for community colleges... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Human bones reportedly found on property along Route 29 south of PekinNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains apparently
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick PEKIN — Human remains apparently were found Monday on a property along Illinois Route 29 south of Pekin, according to a source. Bones were found in or near a house on the east side of Route 29 near the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tuesday Letters: Florida is living up to its rep as a good place for military retireesFlorida is the best state in the nation for military retirees. This is not new
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
Florida is the best state in the nation for military retirees. This is not new to Jacksonville, what with its Navy base history and a welcoming environment to service members and retirees. Jacksonville is a popular destination for military retirees... Read more
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The Hill
Business groups urge Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee to withdrawthe Export-Import Bank. ADVERTISEMENT “The Ex-Im Bank supports 243 New Jersey
The Hill / Posted yesterday
the Export-Import Bank. ADVERTISEMENT “The Ex-Im Bank supports 243 New Jersey businesses that support 28,834 jobs in our state, so it is important that its leader be someone who believes in its mission to help level the playing field against... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"Hunter Harrison Is Out Of Control" - What's Really Going On At CSX?to say that all these sources are credible. I name no names. I pass no judgment
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
to say that all these sources are credible. I name no names. I pass no judgment. My opinion, as a railroad industry trade journalist with 25 years of experience but who has never lined a turnout, pulled a coupler pin, laid a section of rail or... Read more
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ajc.com
Small forward Kahlil Whitney receives 2019 offer from Georgia TechThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionGeorgia Tech
ajc.com / Posted yesterday
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionGeorgia Tech coach Josh Pastner reacts to a score during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Va., Wednesday, Jan. 18 2017.... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
25 burning questions about solar eclipses, answeredto New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2
WCNC Charlotte / Posted yesterday
to New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2078, but those will also miss the Beaver State. Why is this called the "Great American Eclipse?" This is the first total solar eclipse to only pass over the United... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner calls out Gordon-Booth; who calls out Madigan?Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergardNick Vlahos Journa
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergardNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued ultimatums a few days ago when he was in Peoria. The Tri-County Area's only Democratic member of the state... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
25 burning questions about solar eclipses, answeredto New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
to New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2078, but those will also miss the Beaver State. Why is this called the "Great American Eclipse?" This is the first total solar eclipse to only pass over the United... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
25 burning questions about solar eclipses, answeredto New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 2 days ago
to New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2078, but those will also miss the Beaver State. Why is this called the "Great American Eclipse?" This is the first total solar eclipse to only pass over the United... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Washington's Jacob Warner wins Greco-Roman crown to double up at Junior Nationalsthe week with a 12-0 technical fall over Dalton Hahn of Wisconsin in the finals
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
the week with a 12-0 technical fall over Dalton Hahn of Wisconsin in the finals on the raised platform. The three-time IHSA state champion and Journal Star Wrestler of the Year swept six Greco matches, all by tech fall. He out-scored his opponents... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
High-interest loan facilities at 28 and holding in PeoriaChris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — A decad
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Chris Kaergard Journal Star political reporter @ChrisKaergard PEORIA — A decade ago, payday and title loans came to Peoria in a big way. Though the short-term, high-interest-rate cash stores had long had a presence, 2007 was the year the numbers... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
List of events for this week in central IllinoisClaus. It's also Bang For Your Buck Wednesday, where fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Claus. It's also Bang For Your Buck Wednesday, where fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, sodas and nachos. 3 FRIDAY The annual Illinois Deer and Turkey Expo, the state’s premier consumer expo for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts presented by Field &... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
A little magic might help Monmouth find an elephantPhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil MONMOUTH — Where do you hide
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 3 days ago
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil MONMOUTH — Where do you hide a dead elephant? That sounds like the set-up for a silly riddle. But it’s a real quest by the Warren County History Museum, which is seeking the burial spot of Nizzie, an... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
25 burning questions about solar eclipses, answeredto New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 4 days ago
to New England. More total eclipses in the U.S. will follow in 2044, 2045 and 2078, but those will also miss the Beaver State. Why is this called the "Great American Eclipse?" This is the first total solar eclipse to only pass over the United... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Special session slated if Rauner doesn't get school billKristina Rasmussen, left, the new chief of staff for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Kristina Rasmussen, left, the new chief of staff for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, watches as Rauner enters a news conference at Auburn High School Friday, July 21, 2017, in Auburn, Ill. Rauner said he wants lawmakers to send him an education funding... Read more
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Daily Herald
Love fair food? Now you can pig out and win at state fairIll. -- Fans of fair food such as corndogs and funnel cakes will get the chance
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Ill. -- Fans of fair food such as corndogs and funnel cakes will get the chance to really pig out at this year's Illinois State Fair - and win a prize for doing it. Fair officials said Friday there will be a competitive eating... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Judge dismisses special prosecutor in Heidelberg caseAndy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — A judge
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Andy Kravetz Journal Star public safety reporter @andykravetz PEORIA — A judge here agreed it was improper for a "cold case" review to continue while appeals are pending in the Cleve Heidelberg case. At the conclusion of a 20-minute hearing — brief... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Bradley grad's efforts in Nebraska could apply to central IllinoisNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular stereotype of millennials, Beth Knapinski didn't move to a big city after she graduated from Bradley University. Far from it, far from Peoria and far from her native area,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner urges passage of education bill so he can veto part of itScott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard PEORIA — Gov. Br
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Scott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard PEORIA — Gov. Bruce Rauner called on state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) and other Democrats on Friday to urge a quicker vote on the education bill being considered in the House. He... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner urges passage of education bill in the House so he can veto part of itScott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard PEORIA — Gov. Br
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Scott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard PEORIA — Gov. Bruce Rauner called on state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) and other Democrats on Friday to urge a quicker vote on the education bill being considered in the House. He... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Brian Stewart: Tax increases, budget and school fundingBy Brian StewartThe Journal Standard During the past few weeks much has occurr
The Journal-Standard / Posted 4 days ago
By Brian StewartThe Journal Standard During the past few weeks much has occurred in the General Assembly and it has been covered by the news media from many different points of view. However, the fact remains that a massive, permanent tax hike was... Read more
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The Hill
Business pressure ramps up against Trump's Ex-Im nomineeto withdraw Garrett’s nomination. Earlier this month, NAM CEO Jay Timmons wrot
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
to withdraw Garrett’s nomination. Earlier this month, NAM CEO Jay Timmons wrote a scathing op-end in the Wall Street Journal saying that Garrett’s "record of aggressively undermining the Ex-Im Bank is tantamount to a vicious trade war against... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
In Nebraska Sandhills, a lesson in rural economic development for central IllinoisNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular stereotype of millennials, Beth Knapinski didn't move to a big city after she graduated from Bradley University. Far from it, far from Peoria and far from her native area,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Jerry Rashid will lead Eureka College's baseball programAaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron Longtime high s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Aaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron Longtime high school baseball coach Jerry Rashid is taking on a new challenge to lead the Eureka College baseball program following 39 years as a high school varsity coach. Following 40... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
In Nebraska Sandhills, a lesson in rural economic development for central IllinoisNick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
Nick Vlahos Journal Star reporter @vlahosnick ORD, Neb. — Unlike the popular stereotype of millennials, Beth Knapinski didn't move to a big city after she graduated from Bradley University. Far from it, far from Peoria and far from her native area,... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Eclipse could bring chaos to Oregon's forests and mountainspublic lands for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Millions of visitors are projec
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 5 days ago
public lands for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Millions of visitors are projected to swarm the forests and mountains in states within the eclipse path of totality, at the same time wildfire danger and summer tourism is reaching its apex. “It... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Summer Hoops: Washington Tournament of Champions could produce best teams yetAaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron The 2017 field
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
Aaron Ferguson Journal Star prep sports reporter @sports_aaron The 2017 field for the 12th annual Washington Tournament of Champions was announced last weekend and four local teams — Washington, DePue, Pekin and Illini Bluffs — are included in the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Dunlap school board approves lacrosse programThe Dunlap school board approved participation for boys and girls lacrosse as a
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
The Dunlap school board approved participation for boys and girls lacrosse as an Illinois High School Association-sanctioned sport for the 2017-18 school year. Dunlap is believed to be the first team to become IHSA-sanctioned in downstate Illinois... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit rating, but risks remainIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members followi
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit rating, but risks remainIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members followi
Daily Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Snideness careens amid Trump, Russia, monsters and crocsPhil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil This week’s summer swelter se
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
Phil Luciano Journal Star columnist @lucianophil This week’s summer swelter sets the scene for a particularly hot-headed installment of Random Axe of Snideness. Another satisfied customer: Phil is an idiot. — Sierra Perhaps, but that’s because I... Read more
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FOX News
Wisconsin police target heroin dealers’ phones to disrupt deadly tradeWisconsin. Related Image Bell, who was unable to disclose details on specific
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
Wisconsin. Related Image Bell, who was unable to disclose details on specific law enforcement tactics, told Fox News in a statement that authorities will use "any and all effective and legal approaches to disrupt and dismantle violent drug... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Sangamon prosecutor reviewing powdery substance caseDoug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — A decision on whether to fil
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois SPRINGFIELD — A decision on whether to file charges against a woman who tossed a powdery substance around the state Capitol as lawmakers prepared to take a final budget vote is under review, Sangamon County... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Par-A-Dice cuts jobs as revenue declinesMatt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel EAST PEOR
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Matt Buedel Journal Star Caterpillar/industry reporter @journobuedel EAST PEORIA — The parent company of the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino laid off about 3 percent of its employees in East Peoria this week, citing declining revenue. The cuts amount... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Highland Hills subdivision still angry about possible East Peoria annexationScott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard EAST PEORIA — Th
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
Scott Hilyard Journal Star communities reporter @scotthilyard EAST PEORIA — The venue changed from the Robein school gymnasium last week to East Peoria City Council chambers on Tuesday, but the residents of the Highland Hills subdivision still... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stockton police release records in coach battery caseschool student’s hood and dragged him down a hallway as he lost consciousness,
The Journal-Standard / Posted 7 days ago
school student’s hood and dragged him down a hallway as he lost consciousness, according to a Stockton police report. The Journal-Standard recently obtained the 18-page report through a Freedom of Information Act request. The names and identifying... Read more
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The Washington Times
Pennsylvania endured 90 billion attempted cyber intrusions in 2017Hackers tried to breach Pennsylvania government computers over 90 billion times
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Hackers tried to breach Pennsylvania government computers over 90 billion times in 2016, a state official said Tuesday, highlighting the scope of the cybersecurity risks at hand across the country as concerns linger surrounding hacking’s role in last... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Prosecutors demand records on Chicago bank's loans to Paul ManafortThe Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter, rep
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter, reported Monday that the Manhattan district attorney has demanded the records from the bank, whose chief executive, Steve Calk, was an economic adviser to Trump's... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Governor Rauner Announces Roll Out of First Illinois Bicentennial Activities100 Day Countdown-Student Generated Historical Video Campaign and Illinois Craf
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
100 Day Countdown-Student Generated Historical Video Campaign and Illinois Craft Beer Competition Leads 200th Birthday Celebration SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced the first activities planned for the Illinois Bicentennial in... Read more
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NBC News
McConnell Lacks the Votesit could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoi
NBC News / Posted 7 days ago
it could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoil.” From POLITICO: “Trump had no idea the statements were coming, according to several White House and congressional officials. His top aides were taken aback, and the... Read more
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