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Double Standard? Pro-Obama Irs worker Ok, but Usps worker canned

A federal agency announced two disciplinary actions this week against federal workers for violating a law that limits political activity.

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Related Topix: US News, Tax, Illinois Government, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Jesse Jackson, Democrat

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Patch.com

Naperville, Elmhurst Lead West Suburbs in 2013 DUI Arrests

According to an annual survey, four western suburbs landed in the top ten Illinois municipalities in DUI arrests for 2013.

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Related Topix: Naperville, IL, Elmhurst, IL, Rockford, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Some Illinois legislators giving pay increases to charity

After the Illinois Legislature moved to not take furlough days for the first time in years, some state lawmakers decided to take matters into their own hands to save taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

WSIL

Former Marine Named Illinois Veterans Director

A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

KFVS12

St. Louis bridges reopened after barge strikes

The Illinois Department of Transportation says two bridges over the Mississippi River at St. Louis have reopened after being struck by a barge trying to navigate the rain-swollen river.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Daily Herald

Illinois ruling indeed related to pensions

"The ruling on health care benefits had no direct bearing on the larger case" . In reference to the Constitution: "The provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised ... benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them" .

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Lake Forester

Brett Packee influences local golf scene with CORE Golf

One of Brett Packee's star students had already left Pine Meadow Golf Club when the rain starting falling.

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Related Topix: Lake Forest, IL

Scanews.com

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

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