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1 hr ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Healthcare Law, Law

5 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Meat supplier in China food scandal grew with McDonald's

Eight months ago in front of a crowd of food industry executives gathered at a fancy Chicago hotel, a top McDonald's Corp executive lauded the boss of meat supplier OSI Group for his dedication to the fast-food giant's "McFamily".


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Life, Food, Fast Food, Food Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Concord Monitor

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Iowa Government, Illinois Government, Iowa


2 Illinois men arrested in drug investigation in Walworth County

A drug investigation in Walworth County ended with the arrest of two Illinois men on Wednesday, according to a release.


Related Topix: Drugs

WYMG-FM Springfield

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules a oeToo Complicateda

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Guns

My FOX Chicago

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.


Related Topix: Marijuana

The Modesto Bee

US movie theaters to show Premier League games

The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are currently scheduled to take part.


WAND-TV Decatur

2 Illinois gang members plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs

Two Illinois gang members pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiring to distribute drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs

The Raw Story

Employees of religious organizations may yet get contraception coverage under Obamacare

The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois Government


Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois Government

The Doings Weekly

Michael Sneed: Kirk Dillarda s Illinois Senate resignation date selected July 22

We already knew that state Sen. Kirk Dillard is getting ready to call it quits from the Illinois Senate but now we may have an exact date he steps aside, according to Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often : Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 - so he can officially become ... (more)


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014


New London to question Carter further

Before the Board of Education meets Thursday night to vote on a contract for Terrence P. Carter, its unanimous selection as the city's next superintendent of schools, it will hold a closed-door conference call to question him further about his academic record.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

The News Tribune

Court endorses Illinois electricity surcharge

The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court OKs a state plan to charge electricity customers an estimated $1 to $1.40 a month to help pay for the long-delayed project.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Department of Energy

The News-Gazette

Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman

Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Anna Sacco-Miller, the Lee County state's attorney, announced at a news conference Tuesday morning in Rockford that her office has filed 16 counts ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lee County, IL, Rockford, IL

Seattle Times

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea -- fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Daily Herald

Arizona man charged with killing half-brother in Western Illinois

An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.


Lincoln Daily News

LCHS teacher Sally Aukamp attends Illinois Teachers Workshop

T eachers from across the State gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today's Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers on July 14th-16th at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois.


Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Geology, Science, Belvidere, IL, Byron, IL

Daily Chronicle

Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd during a news conference Monday in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Winnetka, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014


McDonald's Burned By New China Meat Scandal

An expired meat scandal in China is souring consumers from eating at McDonald's.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining


Judge: Illinois Can Close Murray Center

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois has the authority to close a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities.


Related Topix: Illinois Government


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