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2 hrs ago |

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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

9 hrs ago | 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)


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

13 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

14 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Drugs

18 hrs ago | 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.


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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


KHOU-TV Houston

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the southern Plains to the upper Midwest on Tuesday, while a ridge of high pressure will build over the Intermountain West.


Related Topix: Weather

Business Journal

Duly Noted: Illinois concealed-carry board's secret deliberations...

An Illinois review board charged with approving and denying concealed-carry licenses has denied applications from about 800 people without providing an explanation.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

Mon Jul 07, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Suspect in 2 Illinois killings appears in court

A man suspected in two Illinois homicides who was arrested after a high-speed chase appeared during a court appearance to be injured.


Illinois differs with some states on prep finances

The Chicago Sun-Times examined the transparency levels for the high school governing bodies in the six most populous U.S. states plus four others near Illinois and found that seven of those groups are either subject to open-records laws or voluntarily respond to requests.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

KNUS-AM Aurora

14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Washington Post

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Oak Park, Ill., after he signed a bill that will allow Illinois voters to register on Election Day, have more time to vote early, and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Oak Park, IL

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-long battles against corruption - and another possible tax hike waiting for them after the November election.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

KHOU-TV Houston

Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

Two Mississippi River bridges were closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions could worsen in parts of Missouri and Illinois.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri, Illinois Government, Louisiana, MO, Hannibal, MO, Natural Disasters, Flood

Quincy Journal

Illinois DUI Arrest Survey Released

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Related Topix: Weather, Pension, Personal Finance


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