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U.S. senator urging federal board to look at rail delays in Illinois

A U.S. senator from Illinois is urging federal rail officials to look into delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago, as well as blocked rail crossings in the Chicago suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, US News

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

In this June 12, 2014 photo Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at a news conference in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Quinn, US Governors, African-American, Springfield, IL

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

Auditor General William Holland found in a review that of 4,226 people waiting as of July to see if Medicaid will pay for their long-term care, 2,141 had been waiting more than 90 days.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois Government, Long Term Care, Health, Recreational Vehicle, Lee Enterprises

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Illinois Day Care Workers Given Permission to Dump Union

At the end of June, The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that the state of Illinois could not force private home healthcare workers to join a union the state foisted upon them using the basis of these private workers receiving government subsidies as a justification.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Pat Quinn

Daily Herald

Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

The biggest of three recalls posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators is of 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2001-2006 to replace front coil springs that can rust and crack in cold-weather states.

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Related Topix: Weather

Daily Herald

Illinois mom gets probation in son's crash death

A southwest Illinois mother has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to providing alcohol to her son before he crashed his car and died.

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Daily Herald

Ticket sales robust for Du Quoin State Fair

Organizers of the approaching state fair in southern Illinois' Du Quoin say grandstand ticket sales for this year's festival are well ahead of expectations.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

National Review Online

Williamson: Criminal States

In my recent jaunt through Illinois , I frequently was reminded of the intensity of the violent crime plaguing its cities - not only in murder-happy Chicago but also in the bedeviled city of East St. Louis, where the incidence of criminal violence is five times Chicago's rate.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, East St. Louis, IL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Man charged in fatal Edgewater crash

A North Side man has been charged with reckless homicide and numerous traffic violations after police say he plowed into pedestrians and parked cars in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, killing a 71-year-old man and injuring five other people.

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KFVS12

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, Agriculture, Science, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Bellingham Herald

City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Illinois Government

Daily Herald

Consumer advocates watching Exelon-Integrys deal

Energy watchdog groups are worried that Exelon's Corp.'s plan to buy one of its business competitors will be bad for northern Illinois electricity customers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

WIFR

Group Files Appeal in Term Limits Decision

A group pushing for lawmaker term limits has filed a court appeal to get their question on November's ballot.

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Grant Park Gazette

Illinois Juniors Won Second Place

Illinois juniors won second place overall in the junior steak division at the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show , July 6-12 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Free Republic

Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog

A suburban Chicago police officer has been fired after the shooting death of a family dog that has outraged a small community.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Daily Herald

Kids Helping Kids: Illinois Natural Pageants host school supplies drive for the needy

Every summer Illinois Natural Pageants dedicates itself to not only exploring and praising natural beauty, but also donating to local charities.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bloomington, IL

Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

WJPF-AM Carterville

Judge Releases Detail of Fatal Cairo Bank Robbery

A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

Wisconsin Man Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Might Have Met Illinois Teens

A Wisconsin man facing sexual exploitation charges might have communicated with Illinois teens online, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office.

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Information Technology

IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards Recognize Important Member...

The IEEE PES Society-Level Awards acknowledge and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by IEEE PES members to the global power and energy community.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Clarkson University

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