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Illinois Faces Surprising Struggle To Raise Minimum Wage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, is supporting a non-binding ballot initiative to raise the Land of Lincoln's minimum wage.

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

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Hustle Belt

2015 Northern Illinois Football Recruiting: DB Adonis Williamson...

Many players in the Mid-American Conference have a small amount of FBS scholarship offers and most do not have multiple offers from any Power 5 schools, let alone SEC schools.

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Belleville News Democrat

Ex-guard charged with having sex with inmate

A former female guard at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center was charged Wednesday with having sexual contact with a male inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Belleville, IL, St Clair County, IL, Alorton, IL

Bellingham Herald

Amid abundant propane supply, calls come for strategic reserve

Yet getting it to markets at home and abroad is proving challenging and controversial.

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EDGE

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Illinois Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Equality, IL, Transgender

KFVS12

Former guard accused of sex misconduct with inmate

A southwestern Illinois woman is accused of sexual misconduct with a male inmate while she worked at a substance abuse treatment lockup.

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The Hill

Illinois Dems fret about governor, not president

Illinois Democrats aren't as worried about President Obama dragging them down at the top of the ticket as they are about the likelihood embattled Gov. Pat Quinn could cost them several competitive congressional races.

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Related Topix: US News, Illinois Government, US Politics, Representative Cheri Bustos, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

Wed Jul 09, 2014

ABC News

A Look at the Hellbender, Largest US Salamander

The hellbender is North America's largest salamander and the third-largest salamander species in the world, after the Chinese giant salamander and the Japanese giant salamander.

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Examiner.com

Escape to Springfield, Illinois

In the very beginning of our summer road trip to explore the Land of Lincoln, we embarked upon Highway 72 in Illinois in Urbana-Champaign , traveled west approximately 50 miles to Decatur, , then another 39 miles into Springfield.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, Route 66

Tri-cityherald.com

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Cuts approved by the City Council have led to protests from city workers, including police and fire staff, who say they cannot afford the changes and feel betrayed by a city they have served and protected.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Fire, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

KFVS12

Coal company accuses Ill. rival of double-cross

Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. clams in a lawsuit that Williamson Energy LLC since 2009 has bought up parcels of southern Illinois land Murray wanted to expand its coal operations.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Route 66 News

2014 inductees to Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses , History , Route 66 Associations , Signs . Tags: Hi-Way Tavern , Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame , Nelch and Son Concrete , Postville Courthouse trackback Three inductees - including a previously announced historic bar in Edwardsville - were announced to the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame during the Illinois ... (more)

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Related Topix: Route 66, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

My FOX Chicago

Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their history.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

DNA results confirm that the biological father of the seven dead infants found stored in a Utah garage is the estranged husband of the woman charged with murder in the case, authorities said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KFVS12

Tom Shaer, Director of Communications for the Illinois Department of Corrections

An attack on officers at a prison in Chester, Illinois is raising questions about resources in correctional facilities in Illinois.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Chester, IL, Prison, Pontiac, IL, Tamms Correctional Center, State Prisons

Tue Jul 08, 2014

GPB.org

A Senator Turns His Bible Into A Political Tool

Here are two rules of American politics: Never let an opponent's attacks go unanswered, and if you're running in the South and have a good reason to be pictured holding a Bible, go for it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Illinois Government, Barack Obama

KBCI CBS 2

Illinois woman seeks clemency in buried-alive case

Tearful relatives appealed for clemency Tuesday for an Illinois woman they say was wrongly convicted nearly three decades ago of taking part in in a macabre kidnap-for-ransom plot in which a businessman was lured from his home and buried alive.

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

Daily Chronicle

Illinois retired workers wait after high court win

Retired state workers aren't seeing any immediate advantage from an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week in their favor.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

WTVF Nashville

NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby

Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Train Disaster

Daily Herald

Panel to hear clemency bid in buried-alive case

The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hear a clemency petition on behalf of a woman convicted of helping kidnap Kankakee businessman Stephen Small and burying him alive in 1987.

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