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Chicago Tribune
82 shootings in 84 hours"The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look
82 shootings in 84 hours
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 hours ago
"The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Appellate court upholds Preckwinkle's slot machine taxThe Illinois Appellate Court has reinstated a Cook County tax on slot machines,
Appellate court upholds Preckwinkle's slot machine tax
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Appellate Court has reinstated a Cook County tax on slot machines, handing a setback to Rivers Casino and a boost of roughly $1.1 million to Board President Toni Preckwinkle's budget. A three-judge panel on Aug. 21 reversed a lower... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Lawyer cited for threatening to sue thousands for downloading pornA Chicago lawyer who made a fortune by threatening to sue thousands of people s
Lawyer cited for threatening to sue thousands for downloading porn
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
A Chicago lawyer who made a fortune by threatening to sue thousands of people suspected of illegally downloading pornographic movies for free is facing disciplinary action from the Illinois agency that regulates attorneys. John L. Steele was charged... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Comcast reveals subscriber in comments caseComcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smit
Comcast reveals subscriber in comments case
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new witness to alibi in Sycamore cold caseIn a petition filed June 19 in DeKalb County Circuit Court, McCullough writes t
Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new witness to alibi in Sycamore cold case
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
In a petition filed June 19 in DeKalb County Circuit Court, McCullough writes that Janice Edwards, his girlfriend at the time, would testify that she received a collect call from him at 7 p.m. from Rockford on Dec. 3, 1957, the day 7-year-old Maria... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new evidence in Sycamore cold caseIn a petition filed June 19 in DeKalb County Circuit Court, McCullough writes t
Convicted murderer Jack McCullough claims new evidence in Sycamore cold case
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
In a petition filed June 19 in DeKalb County Circuit Court, McCullough writes that Janice Edwards, his girlfriend at the time, would testify that she received a collect call from him at 7 p.m. from Rockford on Dec. 3, 1957, the day 7-year-old Maria... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Aviation company takes tax fight to Illinois Supreme CourtMOLINE, Ill. (AP) - A Moline-based aviation company has asked the Illinois Supr
Aviation company takes tax fight to Illinois Supreme Court
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - A Moline-based aviation company has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse an appellate decision striking down a property tax break granted to them two years ago. Last month, the appellate court ruled that the tax break for... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Aviation company takes tax fight to Illinois Supreme CourtMOLINE, Ill. (AP) - A Moline-based aviation company has asked the Illinois Supr
Aviation company takes tax fight to Illinois Supreme Court
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 6 days ago
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - A Moline-based aviation company has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse an appellate decision striking down a property tax break granted to them two years ago. Last month, the appellate court ruled that the tax break for... Read more
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Denver Post
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illino
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Denver Post / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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PhysOrg
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseComcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the ident
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over the name... Read more
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Philly.com
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illino
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
N-G exclusive: County to try 6-person juriesURBANA — Coming soon to the Champaign County Courthouse: six-person juries. Tha
N-G exclusive: County to try 6-person juries
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
URBANA — Coming soon to the Champaign County Courthouse: six-person juries. That is, if a defendant is willing to be judged by six people instead of 12. Responding to a recent change in Illinois law that raised the pay of jurors to $50 per day,... Read more
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The Gleaner
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseComcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smit
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
The Gleaner / Posted 7 days ago
Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) � Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) � Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case AP News | 08/20/15 05:28 pm CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Comcast Cable Communicat
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 7 days ago
AP News | 08/20/15 05:28 pm CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was... Read more
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Philly.com
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCreated: 08/20/2015 7:21 PM By: By DAVID MERCER CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcas
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 7 days ago
Created: 08/20/2015 7:21 PM By: By DAVID MERCER CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCreated: 08/20/2015 6:52 PM By: By DAVID MERCER CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcas
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 7 days ago
Created: 08/20/2015 6:52 PM By: By DAVID MERCER CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Bennington Banner / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
The Evening Sun / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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York Daily Record
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
York Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseComcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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Salon.com
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politicia
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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Daily Herald
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments caseCHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in
Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests... Read more
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ABC News
Comcast Reveals Subscriber in Online Comments CaseComcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois
Comcast Reveals Subscriber in Online Comments Case
ABC News / Posted 7 days ago
Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician in northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over... Read more
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Benton Evening News
Bleyer seeks Appellate Court seatWilliamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer announced Tuesday he will be seekin
Bleyer seeks Appellate Court seat
Benton Evening News / Posted 9 days ago
Williamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer announced Tuesday he will be seeking a vacancy on the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon. Judge Bruce Stewart will not be seeking re-election. Bleyer made the announcement on the southwest side of... Read more
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The Harrisburg Daily Register
Bleyer seeks Appellate Court seatWilliamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer announced Tuesday he will be seekin
Bleyer seeks Appellate Court seat
The Harrisburg Daily Register / Posted 9 days ago
Williamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer announced Tuesday he will be seeking a vacancy on the Fifth District Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon. Judge Bruce Stewart will not be seeking re-election. Bleyer made the announcement on the southwest side of... Read more
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Northwest Herald
CL must offset cost of bleachers disputeThe episode is well-documented and dates to 2013, when Crystal Lake-based Distr
CL must offset cost of bleachers dispute
Northwest Herald / Posted 9 days ago
The episode is well-documented and dates to 2013, when Crystal Lake-based District 155 built new football field bleachers at South during the summer. In August 2013, owners with properties that back up to the Crystal Lake South football field sued... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Misconduct trial for Bloomington officer to resume in OctoberBLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The trial of a former Bloomington police officer will resu
Misconduct trial for Bloomington officer to resume in October
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 9 days ago
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The trial of a former Bloomington police officer will resume later this year. According to the Pantagraph, the trial for Brent Van Hoveln will start Oct. 5. He is charged with falsifying traffic tickets in January of 2014. The... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Park District pension law could face challengeJim Lurgio worked for the Chicago Park District for 35 years, starting out as a
Chicago Park District pension law could face challenge
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Jim Lurgio worked for the Chicago Park District for 35 years, starting out as a seasonal laborer before eventually being hired on as a full-time driver for most of his career. Now 76, Lurgio wants to know how it's legal for the Park District to take... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Goldman Weighs In On America's Pension Ponzi: Contributions Must Rise $100 Billion Per YearOver the past several months, we’ve taken a keen interest in the deteriorating
Goldman Weighs In On America's Pension Ponzi: Contributions Must Rise $100 Billion Per Year
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
Over the past several months, we’ve taken a keen interest in the deteriorating condition of state and local government finances in America. Moody’s move to downgrade the city of Chicago to junk in May put fiscal mismanagement in the national... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Bleacher lawsuit costs Crystal Lake more than School District 155; documents showThe price tag has been a lot lower for Crystal Lake-based Community High School
Bleacher lawsuit costs Crystal Lake more than School District 155; documents show
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 days ago
The price tag has been a lot lower for Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155, coming in at more than $70,000 after the insurance cooperative the district belongs to picked up the remaining tab of more than $310,000. The district’s... Read more
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Business Insurance
Illinois high court to hear Chicago pension appealThe Illinois Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear the city of Chicago's app
Illinois high court to hear Chicago pension appeal
Business Insurance / Posted 14 days ago
The Illinois Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear the city of Chicago's appeal of last month's pension ruling on an accelerated timeline. On July 24, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Rita A. Novak ruled unconstitutional a pension reform law that... Read more
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Daily Herald
Former Horizon Farms owner sues forest preserve over trespassing arrestA former owner of the Horizon Farms property in Barrington Hills is suing the F
Former Horizon Farms owner sues forest preserve over trespassing arrest
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
A former owner of the Horizon Farms property in Barrington Hills is suing the Forest Preserve of Cook County, claiming her civil rights were violated last year when she was arrested on a charge of trespassing on the 400-acre horse farm. According to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Chicago pensions caseCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November
Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Chicago pensions case
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November on Chicago's year-old pension law. Orders entered Thursday set an expedited schedule with briefs due over the next three months. The overhaul approved by Illinois... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Supreme Court to quickly hear Chicago pension appealThe Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to quickly consider an appeal of
Illinois Supreme Court to quickly hear Chicago pension appeal
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to quickly consider an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down pension fund changes Mayor Rahm Emanuel engineered to lower taxpayer costs but also hit current and retired city workers in the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Chicago pensions caseCHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November
Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Chicago pensions case
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in November on Chicago's year-old pension law. Orders entered Thursday set an expedited schedule with briefs due over the next three months. The overhaul approved by Illinois... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Ruling overturning Woodstock murder conviction in pimped wife case challengedThe Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor recently filed court docume
Ruling overturning Woodstock murder conviction in pimped wife case challenged
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 days ago
The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor recently filed court documents that ask the 2nd District Appellate Court to reconsider its recent ruling that sent back for retrial the murder case for 30-year-old Timothy S. Smith. A jury in 2013... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Manufactured crisisManufacturing a crisis has given governors the green light to slash programs, t
Manufactured crisis
Northwest Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Manufacturing a crisis has given governors the green light to slash programs, threaten bankruptcy, destroy unions and blame public workers for all their states’ economic woes, just like Bruce Rauner did immediately after he bought the governorship... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How will Chicago's retirees get paid when the pension funds dry up?Cook County Circuit Judge Rita Novak's decision last month to throw out the law
How will Chicago's retirees get paid when the pension funds dry up?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Cook County Circuit Judge Rita Novak's decision last month to throw out the law reforming two city of Chicago pension plans does not answer a central question: How will retired city workers get paid when the pension funds run out of money? I say... Read more
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FOX News
Mom sues after birth control shot turned out to be flu shotA Seattle woman has filed a controversial "wrongful life" lawsuit over a federa
Mom sues after birth control shot turned out to be flu shot
FOX News / Posted 17 days ago
A Seattle woman has filed a controversial "wrongful life" lawsuit over a federally funded health clinic's alleged negligence. Yesenia Pacheco was receiving a birth control injection, Depo-Provera, every three months, but became pregnant in September... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales taxAmazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e
Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally. The law, which went into effect Jan. 1,... Read more
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Newser
Woman Got Flu Shot Instead of Birth Control Shot, Sues– A Seattle woman has filed a controversial "wrongful life" lawsuit over a fede
Woman Got Flu Shot Instead of Birth Control Shot, Sues
Newser / Posted 18 days ago
– A Seattle woman has filed a controversial "wrongful life" lawsuit over a federally funded health clinic's alleged negligence. Yesenia Pacheco was receiving a birth control injection, Depo-Provera, every three months, but became pregnant in... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Landlords' tax breakBy CU-CitizenAccess.org Champaign County landlords are reaping more than $20 m
Landlords' tax break
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
By CU-CitizenAccess.org Champaign County landlords are reaping more than $20 million in tax exemptions a year by taking advantage of a loosely written state law and an interpretation of that law by the county supervisor of assessments. The law,... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
John Paul Stevens Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's an in-depth look at the life of former Supreme Court Justice Jo
John Paul Stevens Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 20 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's an in-depth look at the life of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Personal: Birth date: April 20, 1920 Birth place: Chicago, Illinois Birth name: John Paul Stevens Father: Ernest James Stevens, hotel owner Mother:... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The debt bomb: Survival, suicide pacts and IllinoisThe frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasp
The debt bomb: Survival, suicide pacts and Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
The frail school district that educates nearly 400,000 young Chicagoans is gasping to lower its personnel costs. City Hall, too, fears the remote but real specter of bankruptcy. Cook County and many suburbs have awakened to their own debt crises. On... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Edgar: Now not time for agendaCHAMPAIGN — Gov. Bruce Rauner should focus on the state budget and wait until l
Edgar: Now not time for agenda
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
CHAMPAIGN — Gov. Bruce Rauner should focus on the state budget and wait until later to address his ambitious "turnaround agenda," former Gov. Jim Edgar said Thursday. Edgar made his remarks after completing a four-day meeting of the Edgar Fellows... Read more
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