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  1. Aaron Schock Breaks Two More House Rules as He Gives His Final AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Breitbart.com

    Even as Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock gave his final speech from the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, it seems he broke two more rules in his last voting day as a member of Congress. After the announcement of his resignation , it was determined that Schock will officially end his stint in Washington on March 31. But since House members are about to leave on a recess, Thursday was the last time the troubled Congressman had the opportunity to address his colleagues from the floor.

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  2. Truck driver hurtPosted on Fri. Mar 27th, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | TheCourier.com

    A state trooper investigates the scene of a tractor-trailer accident Thursday afternoon at the Ohio 15-U.S. 68 interchange.

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  3. National Guard Soldier Accused of Conspiring to Support Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Wall Street Journal

    AURORA, Ill.-U.S. authorities arrested an Army National Guard soldier and his cousin on charges related to an alleged plot in which the soldier would travel to join Islamic State while his cousin would use his uniform to access and attack an Illinois military base.

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  4. Reed seeks to have former fire chief's lawsuit dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MyFoxAtlanta

    The city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city's former fire chief who was fired after self-publishing a book that described homosexuality as a... The city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city's former fire chief who was fired after self-publishing a book that described homosexuality as a perversion. A divisive religious freedom bill has stalled in a Georgia House committee days before the legislature plans to adjourn for the year.

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  5. Rauner signs compromise plan to fix budget holeRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Daily Chronicle

    Gov. Bruce Rauner talks about his administration's call for more staff and new laws in a plan aimed at improving Illinois' juvenile justice system and reducing recidivism rates, during a meeting with juvenile justice professionals Friday at the Loyola Law School in Chicago. SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services.

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  6. President Obama Announces More Key Administration PostsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | San Diego NewsCape

    President Obama said, "I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them."

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  7. Rauner signs into law plan to fix budget holeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the legislation into law hours after the Democratic-led Senate approved it 32-26, with all 20 Republicans voting for it.

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  8. Family vs State: Parents Allege DCFS Cover-up of Foster Care AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WSIL

    During times of family crisis, authorities often place children in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services. A Jackson County case calls into question children's safety under the protection of the state of Illinois.

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  9. Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    Jackson Jr. will ... CHICAGO - Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Jackson arrived Thursday night with members of his family at the Volunteers of America halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society.

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  10. Cancer hospital company fails to get OK to expand in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    A bill to regulate home care for the elderly devolved Thursday into sarcastic debate in the state Senate when an effort was made to add an amendment that would have given an Illinois-based cancer treatment hospital chain part of what it tried unsuccessfully to get weeks ago. Senators passed a measure by Republican Sen. Greg Kirk to safeguard the elderly, but only after beating back three amendments, including one that would have allowed Cancer Treatment Centers of America to go back on part of the agreement with lawmakers that got it into the state in 2008.

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  11. Bolingbrook Man Found Guilty, But Mentally Ill, of Bashing Cop's Head With Metal PipeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Caption: Levan C. Davis, 22, of Bolingbrook, IL, faces a sentence of six to 30 years after he was found guilty on attempted murder and aggravated murder charges. A Bolingbrook man was found guilty of trying to kill a police officer by hitting him in the head with a metal pipe during a domestic disturbance call involving an argument over a television another household member in August 2013.

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  12. Illinois Senate passes compromise plan to fix budget holeRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and services. The legislation passed the Democratic-led Senate by a 32-26 vote with all 20 Republicans voting for it, two days after the House also approved the measure with full Republican support.

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  13. Tollway Board OKs higher speed limits; not high enough for OberweisRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    The Illinois Tollway Board on Thursday approved a plan to increase speed limits to 60 mph or 65 mph along some sections of area tollways. Illinois Tollway Board members Thursday rejected arguments for increasing certain speed limits to 70 mph, but agreed to nudge them up to 60 mph or 65 mph on portions of the Tri-State, Reagan Memorial and Veterans Memorial Tollways.

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  14. Georgia lawmaker wants to change constitution to allow gamblingRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    A recently proposed constitutional amendment hopes to maintain the financial foundation for two facets of Georgia education by expanding legalized gambling to casinos and horse racing. The state's take from the proceeds would shore up the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K program with an estimated $250 million annual return.

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  15. Senate sanction vote a message to IranRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Thursday for a nonbinding amendment to a budget bill intended to make it easier to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear deal. The vote was 100-0 for the amendment, sponsored by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, which would establish a fund to cover the cost of imposing sanctions if Tehran violated terms of an interim nuclear agreement now in effect, or the final agreement negotiators hope to reach before July.

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  16. Illinois General Assembly passes emergency budget billRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

    With the help of more Republicans than Democrats, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation Thursday to fulfill the $1.5 billion shortfall from last year's budget. All Republicans voted "YES" and the rest of the needed votes were obtained from Democrats.

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  17. House panel asks White House for documents on Bergdahl swapRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

    A member of the Illinois Army National Guard and his suburban Chicago cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the U.S.... An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150... A violent kidnapping that ended with the murder of a 3-week-old baby girl took an even more sordid turn when police announced they had arrested a California woman who they said plotted to steal infants and pass... A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the "kindest women you will... A building on fire near New ... (more)

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  18. Editorial: Speed up wheels of justice on police torture casesRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    G. Flint Taylor and Locke Bowman, attorneys for Illinois prisoners who say they were tortured into false confessions and wrongly convicted under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge's watch, at Cook County Criminal Court this week.

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  19. PARCC test raises ire of Illinois parents to try and seek a legal way outRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    The month of March brought more than the wind and cold that blanketed much of the country, it also brought the ire and wrath of many parents in reaction to the first authorized nationwide administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career testing, a federally mandated move for the nation's public schools that is also tied to federal funding, aligned with the Common Core; part of a movement to hold students to a more stringent standard, and also to develop, and enhance critical thinking skills.

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  20. Penn State's offer to three-star corner Kenney Lyke continues Lions' push into Illinois, MidwestRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    Illinois three-star corner Kenny Lyke has Penn State in play after receiving an offer from it Thursday afternoon. Penn State has rarely, if ever, recruited Illinois in recent years.

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