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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

This is the second year in a row that states have picked up the pace of increasing the minimum wage, after President Barack Obama's proposal to increase the federal rate to $10.10 an hour stalled in Congress.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, State of the Union, Chris Christie, US Governors

7 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Illinois bill would streamline transition for students in military families

A bill passed by the Illinois House would make it easier for children of military personnel to transfer into Illinois schools.


Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force, East St. Louis, IL

11 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

15 hrs ago | Townhall

Bankrupt Illinois Madness Never Stops; House Committee Wants...

Illinois is broke. Its public pension plans are the most troubled in the nation.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Libraries, Southern Methodist University, Opinion

20 hrs ago | WIFR

Illinois State Police Giving Out Free Booster Seats

In many cases booster seats can keep our kids safe during accidents, and now we have the chance to get a booster seat for free.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Illinois Government

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Illinois lawmakers again look to Chicago casino as revenue jackpot

When you're hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL

WIBW-TV Topeka

$1000 A Day Drug Approved For Illinois Inmates

Illinois prison inmates will now be able to get a new and effective -- but incredibly costly -- drug for hepatitis C. The Herald-Review reported on Friday that the state Department of Corrections has approved the use of Sovaldi for hepatitis C. The medication has a cure rate of 95 percent.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Healthcare Law, Law

The Wichita Eagle

WSU shuts out Southern Illinois 10-0 on run rule

Wichita State's Dayne Parker fields a high ground ball for an out against Southern Illinois in the second inning at Eck Stadium Friday night Wichita State's Garrett Bayliff misses a pop fly against Southern Illinois in the 6th inning at Eck Stadium Friday night Wichita State's Chase Simpson gets congratulated after his three-run homer in the first ... (more)


KHQA-TV Quincy

Financial requirements in Illinois medical marijuana draft rules seen as prohibitive

People interested in getting into the medical marijuana business in Illinois say the proposed financial requirements are discouraging, if not prohibitive.


Related Topix: Marijuana


The new war between the states: Are income taxes to blame?

The widening gap in policies and prosperity among the states has been a source of increasing controversy.


Washington Times

Ill. prisons to use costly drug for hepatitis C

Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C. But they aren't sure of the total cost.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

KHQ-TV Spokane

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.


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

My FOX Chicago

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year, according to a report in the State Journal-Register.


Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Sangamon County, IL, Springfield, IL

Daily Record

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.


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

FAQs about Ms. Wheelchair Illinois 2014

Since I'm fairly new to writing on I figured I would do a Frequently Asked Questions about none other than me! How old am I and do I have any siblings? I am 27-years-old and I have three younger sisters, Katie, Nora, and Abby.


WMGI-FM Terre Haute

New School Bus Rules In Illinois

A new bill is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly that would alter which students are allowed to ride the bus to school.


Related Topix: Illinois Government


Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform

Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Dennis Hastert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

University of Toledo

Toledo Takes On Northern Illinois in MAC Finale

TOLEDO, OH The Toledo women's tennis team hits the road one last time to close out the regular season against Northern Illinois on Friday, April 18 in a crucial Mid-American Conference match.


Norwalk Citizen News

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press .


Related Topix: Marijuana, Illinois Government, Guns


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