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2 hrs ago | TheDay.Com

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

6 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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.


18 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

Daily Herald

Police Officers Serving "Free" Lunch to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois on 7/25

Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the state will be teaming up with local law enforcement officers on Friday, July 25, for a Benefit Lunch.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Joliet, IL, O'Fallon, IL

Illinois pet rescues fighting a tough battle

Today in the DuPage County Daily Herald, Susan Sarkauskas, submitted a very honorable article about one Illinois pet rescue organization helping another in Tennessee.


WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Illinois governor signs medical marijuana expansion

Governor Pat Quinn Sunday signed legislation to add the treatment of adults and children with seizures to the state's Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.


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

Daily Herald

Illinois oy's death caused by improperly grounded camper

The accidental electrocution last month of a 3-year-old Illinois boy was caused by current from an improperly grounded family camper.


The Town Talk

Chicago inmate gouges his eyes: Cost of not caring

Officers outfit an inmate with a hockey mask and thick gloves to keep him from gouging out his eye.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, California Government, California

WYMG-FM Springfield

Illinois Is at Risk for an Earthquake

Illinois is in earthquake country. That's what the National Seismic Hazard Project says, in its series of updated hazard maps.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

Chemical & Engineering News

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

AbbVie and Abbott, the two Illinois companies formed from the 2012 split of Abbott Laboratories, are both involved in tax-inversion acquisitions being criticized by lawmakers because they would allow U.S. companies to move offshore to pay less tax.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Abbott Labs

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Madigan sues to challenge Breen in the 48th Illinois House District

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Related Topix: Dupage County, IL

Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Pat Quinn (D) Okays Cannabis Use For Kids With Epilepsy

The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume oil from the marijuana plant with a parent's consent.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Marijuana, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Family, Kids, Drugs, Illinois Government

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Illinois law helps standardize farmers markets

Greet the Smoke-Free Kentucky Van as it stops in Paducah "on the Road to a Healthier Kentucky."


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Golconda, IL, North America, World News, Mexico, Wine, Drink

The Modesto Bee

Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill.


Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, 9, Rod Blagojevich


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