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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations

A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois' State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.

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4 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois taking time with Murray center closure

State officials say the closure of a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities will be a "long process."

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

6 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Home Fix: Bath fan vents causing mold problem

Q: I read with interest your article on venting a bathroom fan. I live in Austin, Texas, and my daughter lives in Illinois.

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8 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Electronics juice back-to-school

Schools encourage the use of the technology and many implement it as part of the curriculum."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Ipad, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

After graduating from Illinois' motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph - and they can't handle it.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Belleville News Democrat

In context, Illinois unemployment rate isn't so good

Less is making Illinois' unemployment rate look better, but the Illinois Policy Institute explains that it's a distorted view.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors

CSP

Illinois Eyeballing Cigarette Tax

The push is on to raise statewide cigarette taxes in Illinois by $1 a pack, reported The Chicago Tribune .

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

KFVS12

Cahokia Mounds excavators make interesting find

The Southern Illinoisan reports that the students found a bundle of whelk shells and bird bones tied together.

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My FOX Chicago

Man charged with Orange Line armed robbery

A West Side man has been charged with the armed robbery of five passengers on a CTA Orange Line train last week.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois prison guard suffers concussion in attack

Jeremy Noelle is the Local Union Council 31 representative for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.

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Related Topix: Prison, Illinois Government, State Prisons, Shawnee Correctional Center

Examiner.com

Court ruling on D.C. carry ban could have broad implications

Today's ruling by the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, as reported by attorney Alan Gura , that the city's ban on carrying of handguns outside the home doesn't stand up to constitutional muster "under any level of scrutiny" could have far-reaching implications.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Life, Self Defense

Hoof Beats

Illinois breds shine in Southland Festival Stakes

With more than $250,000 in purse money up for grabs for this year's 2- and 3-year-old crops these battles kick off the richest and busiest time of the season for these state-breds.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

DHS stages massive small town 'invasion' with helicopters and assault ...

The federal overlords have staged yet another massive display of illicit police state force, this time in rural Illinois where the home of a man charged with possession of child pornography was raided by agents of the Department of Homeland Security , with the full backing of local law enforcement.

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The Washington Post

At the borders of Colorado, a dividing line over marijuana

The legal marijuana market in Colorado has created a bonanza for "green entrepreneurs" and tax collectors in the state.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Marijuana, Nebraska Government, Nebraska, Prison, US Politics, US News

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Over 100 Million Could Face Severe Weather This Weekend

Severe storms are threatening the midwestern United States this weekend with over 100 million Americans at risk of facing severe weather.

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Related Topix: Weather

CBS Local

Mourners Say Goodbye To 11-Year-Old Girl Killed At Sleepover

Hundreds attended funeral services at Living Word Christian Center for 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was shot and killed during a sleepover with a friend in Garfield Park.

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The News Tribune

Old Illinois theater getting new projectors

Richie Baker owns the theater in the southwest Illinois town. He tells The Southern Illinoisan that two new digital projectors are on the way at a cost of $70,000.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Examiner.com

Is promised unilateral power play on immigration violating Take Care Clause?

Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks to a crowd on the campaign trail and admonishes President G. W. Bush over his use of Executive Power, and the President's avoidance of Congress.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Prison, George Bush

Switched

Student Watches 'Gay Porn' With Headphones Unplugged

This hilarious video from YouTuber FreddyFairhair is making the rounds on the Internet and it depicts a college student enjoying some quality gay porn in public -- but without his headphones plugged in.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Family, Kids

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Herald

Sen. Kirk's office challenges Illinois migrant figures

Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border are in Illinois, with state officials saying hundreds more could be at shelters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Quinn, US Governors

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