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3 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Illinois Petition Politics: Signatures, Courts, and Armed Investigators

"Nearly 600,000 Illinoisans signed the petition to put our amendment on the November ballot and the State Board of Elections has certified that we submitted more than enough signatures to be on the ballot in November," Rauner said.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Illinois Getting $300M From Record Bank Of America Settlement

Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

8 hrs ago | Gapers Block

A Sad Day for Illinois Twinkie Lovers

Schiller Park's Continental Baking Company, the first manufacturer of the Twinkie , will be closing and laying off 400 employees this October; the company claims that Twinkie sales have fallen dramatically due to competing Twinkie impostors that flooded the market following the brief closure and sale of the Hostess Brand in 2013 following a labor ... (more)

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12 hrs ago | The Detroit News

The fight over corporate tax inversions

President Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called tax inversion.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Government, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

17 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

'Walking Dead' star part of traffic safety push

Michael Rooker - who played Merle Dixon on the hit television series, "The Walking Dead," will introduce a video series for an upcoming traffic safety campaign by the Illinois Department of Transportation .

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Related Topix: The Walking Dead, Entertainment, Television, Michael Rooker, Illinois Government

20 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, left, is running for re-election against Republican Bruce Rauner.

After weeks of pressure from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner agreed to eight forums and debates including one in Lake County, but the governor slammed the choices and said his opponent is "hiding."

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Herald

Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

William Scott, who identified himself as a teacher concerned about young people in Chicago dying because of illegal drug trade, asks a question Wednesday in Chicago during the last of three town hall meetings.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Northeastern Illinois University

MilitaryCity.com

New school year, new home: Military families look to adjust

Linh Narum knows what it means to be a part of a military family. Her father served in the Air Force for 27 years and she and her husband, Air Force Col.

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Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force, Family, Teenagers, Kids, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Chicago Parent

Illinois parents and some teachers struggle with national Common Core Standards

Despite earning a master's degree in engineering, Oscar Vallencourt can barely decipher his son's fourth-grade math work.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Chicago Tribune

Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois

Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and reimagined.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chicago, IL, Downtown (Washington, DC), Pat Quinn, US Governors, Travel

The Daily Beast

Keep Reading

If the Ready for Hillary PAC has dog shirts, why can't Rand Paul? That's the thinking of the founder of Rand Paul Swag-who first set out to 'make liberty sexy' with Papa Ron.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Illinois Government, Democrat, Kentucky

KWQC-TV Davenport

Illinois man sentenced to 24 year for sex assault

A Stark County judge has sentenced a Kewanee man to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Glenview Announcements

Glenview lands on Illinois safest places list

The village of Glenview has been named one of the 10 safest places to live in Illinois.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The News-Gazette

Durbin sets hearing on Amtrak delays

Weeks after calling for a study of the potential for increased service along Amtrak's Chicago to Carbondale route, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is holding a hearing in Champaign Wednesday on freight train interference along the corridor.

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

Illinoisreview

Term Limits Committee to Illinois Supreme Court: "Listen to the People"

The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, chaired by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, held a press conference today demanding the Illinois Supreme Court act quickly in deciding if a Term Limits amendment can be put before the voters in November.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

WIFR

First Human West Nile Virus Positive in Illinois for 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2014.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Madison County, IL

The Logan County Herald

Illinois Route 66 Byway delivers series of interpretive statues in nine communities along the Mother Road

A new series of interpretive statues and corresponding wayside panels are in the process of being installed in nine Route 66 communities along the famous highway in Illinois.

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Related Topix: Route 66, Godley, IL, Braidwood, IL, Carbon Hill, IL, Diamond, IL

Daily Herald

Illinois fair attendance down 9 percent with rain

Attendance at this year's Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Is job creation in Illinois actually improving?

Governor Pat Quinn claims Illinois' economy is improving faster than at any time since the 1980's.

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

KFVS12

Ill. AG wants treasurer's office lawsuit dismissed

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants portions of a lawsuit filed against Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office dropped, and a court to sanction the former staff lawyer who filed it.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

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