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3 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Illinois Tollway lowers cost of I-PASS temporarily

Tollway officials announced Thursday a new I-PASS account will temporarily cost $30.


4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Quinn, Rauner trade barbs on IDOT, taxes

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner took Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to task Thursday for failing to dump all of the politically connected people hired as "staff assistants" at the Illinois Department of Transportation, saying the state needs a change from years of cronyism.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois Government

9 hrs ago | Park Record

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.


Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Missouri, Tufts University, Mercer University

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Judge upholds whistleblower verdict against Chicago State University

Chicago State University's former senior legal counsel, James Crowley, was the plaintiff in a lawsuit against CSU, and was awarded a $2.5 million judgment against the university.


Related Topix: Chicago State University


Illinois Women Arrested After Meth Lab Found In Church

It may not be one of the Ten Commandments, but it kind of goes without saying that thou shalt not cook meth in a house of worship.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, IL


Former Adams County prosecutor charged with murder

A former assistant state's attorney in western Illinois' Adams County is charged with first-degree murder in the February 2006 death of his wife.



DNR: $1 Licenses for Illinois Seniors Not Ready

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a system offering hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price is not yet ready.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

KHQ-TV Spokane

Shades of Pigpen: We travel with our own germs

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body.


Related Topix: University of Chicago


Illinois Celebrates Loser Adlai Stevenson, Ignores Ronald Reagan

Leave it to leftist Illinois to use a museum dedicated to celebrating Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in history, as a platform to celebrate a loser like Adlai Stevenson while at the same time ignoring Ronald Reagan, a native son, big winner, and another greatest president.


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

Daily Herald

Illinois hospital opens $1 million garden Illinois hospital opens $1 million garden

Children's Hospital of Illinois is opening a $1 million rooftop garden for families of patients in pediatric critical care.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

KWQC-TV Davenport

Illinois women charged with cooking meth in church

The State Journal-Register reports 53-year-old Judith Hemken of Litchfield and 26-year-old Tiffany Burton of Hillsboro were charged with participating in manufacturing meth in a church Wednesday.


Fairfield Citizen-News

Not known as kings of the one-liner or for their rhetorical flourishes, the familiar foes will face off Wednesday night in Norwich for the first of seven gubernatorial debates in a rematch of a race decided by 6,400 votes in 2010.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, George Bush, California, California Government, US Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger


More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says

The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, The Postal Service, Indie, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy

Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison, Illinois Government

The News-Gazette

New Illinois law changes who can keep driving after a DUI

The Champaign County Sheriff said a recent change to Illinois' rules regarding DUI accidents won't have an adverse effect on public safety.


My FOX Chicago

Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

Bruce Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the agriculture department is "full of cronyism" and has 'folks running things that generally don't have much expertise.'


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Teamsters vow to fight IDOT layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Libertarian Party

Illinois Libertarians win ballot access fight

Libertarians across Illinois are celebrating victory today as the State Board of Elections ruled to keep their candidates Chad Grimm for Governor, Alexander Cummings for Lieutenant Governor, Ben Koyl for Attorney General, Julie Fox for Comptroller, Christopher Michel for Secretary of State, Matthew Skopek for Treasurer, and Sharon Hansen for U.S.


Washington Times

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois Government, US Governors, Opinion


Man pleads guilty in death of Illinois officer

A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in a vehicle crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac officer and his police dog last year.



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