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3 hrs ago | KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau

Why are Illinoisans leaving the state in such large numbers? One man gives his view

Do you hear the pitter patter of feet coming out of Illinois? And they aren't those of little ones it's the tax payers.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

7 hrs ago | Reuters

Suspect in 1992 slaying of Illinois teen arrested in California

An elderly California man, long suspected in the unsolved killing of a Chicago-area youth 22 years ago, has been arrested in Los Angeles on a murder warrant from Illinois prosecutors, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Cook County, IL, Skokie, IL

8 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Floyd County man pleads guilty to charges of helping operate significant cockfighting operation

A Floyd County man charged with helping operate what authorities called one of the nation's largest cockfighting pits pleaded guilty Thursday, according to federal court records.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

13 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas.


15 hrs ago | KFVS12

Asian carp cooking demonstrations part of tourney

Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel

19 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Healthcare Law, Law

23 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Meat supplier in China food scandal grew with McDonald's

Eight months ago in front of a crowd of food industry executives gathered at a fancy Chicago hotel, a top McDonald's Corp executive lauded the boss of meat supplier OSI Group for his dedication to the fast-food giant's "McFamily".


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Life, Food, Fast Food, Food Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Concord Monitor

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Iowa Government, Illinois Government, Iowa


2 Illinois men arrested in drug investigation in Walworth County

A drug investigation in Walworth County ended with the arrest of two Illinois men on Wednesday, according to a release.


Related Topix: Drugs

WYMG-FM Springfield

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules a oeToo Complicateda

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Guns

My FOX Chicago

Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.


Related Topix: Marijuana

The Modesto Bee

US movie theaters to show Premier League games

The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are currently scheduled to take part.


WAND-TV Decatur

2 Illinois gang members plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs

Two Illinois gang members pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiring to distribute drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs

The Raw Story

Employees of religious organizations may yet get contraception coverage under Obamacare

The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois Government


Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.


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

The Doings Weekly

Michael Sneed: Kirk Dillarda s Illinois Senate resignation date selected July 22

We already knew that state Sen. Kirk Dillard is getting ready to call it quits from the Illinois Senate but now we may have an exact date he steps aside, according to Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often : Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 - so he can officially become ... (more)


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Tue Jul 22, 2014


New London to question Carter further

Before the Board of Education meets Thursday night to vote on a contract for Terrence P. Carter, its unanimous selection as the city's next superintendent of schools, it will hold a closed-door conference call to question him further about his academic record.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

The News Tribune

Court endorses Illinois electricity surcharge

The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court OKs a state plan to charge electricity customers an estimated $1 to $1.40 a month to help pay for the long-delayed project.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Department of Energy

The News-Gazette

Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman

Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Anna Sacco-Miller, the Lee County state's attorney, announced at a news conference Tuesday morning in Rockford that her office has filed 16 counts ... (more)


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lee County, IL, Rockford, IL

Seattle Times

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea -- fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors


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