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26 min ago | The Daily Gazette

Police to make misconduct files open to public

The city previously had a long-standing policy of treating police misconduct incidents as personnel matters, which are exempt under FOIA laws.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois base gets expanded cybersecurity role

A military base in southwestern Illinois has been tagged to play an even bigger role defending the country in cyberspace.

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Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force

Detroit News

U.S. considers a strategic propane reserve

Yet getting it to markets at home and abroad is challenging and controversial. Long a niche in the energy sector, propane today is sexy.

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Star-Telegram.com

Former US Rep. Ken Gray dies in southern Illinois

Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died at a hospital in Herrin after a long illness.

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Related Topix: West Frankfort, IL, Herrin, IL, Federal Prisons, Prison

Fox News

Nebraska gov, Illinois senator say White House sending illegal...

Elected officials in two states far from the U.S.-Mexico border have claimed that the Obama administration has resettled hundreds of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children without adequate notice and has refused to detail the exact locations where the children are being kept.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Republican, Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Prison, Illinois Government

Chicago Sun-Times

Family and friends remember University of Illinois student Ashley Walls

At 29, the late daughter of community activist and former mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls had already earned two masters degrees and started her own company when she embarked on a summer trip to Brazil to research for her doctorate at the University of Illinois.

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KFVS12

Ill. Treasurer's interns had political connections

A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bobby Rush, Illinois Government

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago

The National Weather Service declared a tornado watch for all of northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, until 1 a.m., as strong thunderstorms rolled into the far west suburbs.

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Related Topix: Weather, Chicago, IL, Ogle County, IL, Natural Disasters, Flood

Belleville News Democrat

State suspends license of man accused in hit-and-run death of woman in Breese

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has suspended the driver's license of a man accused in the hit-and-run death of a young woman who was walking along a highway in Breese.

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Related Topix: Breese, IL, Damiansville, IL, Clinton County, IL

Belleville News Democrat

First, admit Illinois needs fixing

Recently we met with J. Tom Johnson, one of the authors of the new book "Fixing Illinois."

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

Daily Herald

Construction closes part of Chicago River bridge

The Chicago River bridge at State Street will be closed for a week starting as construction continues for the Chicago Riverwalk.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Switched

Luis Gutierrez Slams Senator's 'Immoral' Call For Criminal Checks On Border Kids

Rep. Luis Gutierrez slammed a fellow member of Illinois' congressional delegation Friday, saying Sen. Mark Kirk "should be ashamed of himself" for seeking criminal background checks on undocumented children who have entered the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Illinois Government, Immigration Reform

Fox News

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

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