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2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Chance of car collisions with deer increases in Illinois

A herd of deer in a forest preserve near Channahon. State Farm is reporting that drivers are most likely to collide with a deer in October, November and June.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

3 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list

The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago

3 hrs ago | News Max

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama Library's Short List

The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year. The University of Hawaii, in Obama's birthplace Honolulu, made the cut, as did New York's Columbia University.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois Government, Michelle Obama

3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault

A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body is set to be restored for an upcoming event that will mark the anniversary of his 1865 funeral in Springfield. Illinois bid documents show up to $300,000 in repairs and waterproofing is planned at Oak Ridge Cemetery.


7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said. The affected students were largely middle-school aged at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard, a central Illinois city about 25 miles south of Springfield.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

11 hrs ago |

Anchor announces on-air he has 6 months to live

A TV news anchor in Illinois fighting brain cancer made a startling announcement on-air -- he has just six months to live. Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA in Champaign last week that doctors have told him his tumor is too large for surgery or radiation, according to The Associated Press.


Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Nearly 100 groups form school funding coalition

Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring. Funding Illinois' Future members include community foundations, civil rights organizations, school officials, and business and education reform groups statewide.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

13 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Durbin has cushy lead over Oberweis, poll finds

While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey of registered voters found that 55 percent said they will support Durbin in his bid for a fourth term and 32 percent planned to vote for Oberweis.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Cook County, IL

17 hrs ago |

Burbank Man Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

Christopher Bielecki wasn't sure which Illinois Lottery instant ticket to buy after the store ran out of his favorite game. "I usually buy a Monopoly ticket and this was the first time I had to choose a different game to play.


18 hrs ago | The Lantern

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should take note of Illinois professor's firing

Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Israel, Middle East, Urbana, IL, Palestinian Territories

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Slice of Scifi

"The Last Unicorn" Screening Tour: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois

The Last Unicorn screening tour has completed it's summer slate of convention showings, and is back on the road doing city by city showings. This will be the one and only time the Tour will be playing in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, so don't miss your chance! You can also ask to be notified about sales for upcoming screening dates in October and November in Utah and Wyoming.


Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Tom Corbett, Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich


Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Madison County, IL


the Insiders: Harkin - Sept. 14, Part 2

Barack Obama was not sure if he wanted to speak at the Harkin Steak Fry when he was still a U.S. Senator from Illinois.


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

3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn

Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture

BWW Preview: 'I'm in!', New Doors Open When the Good Wife Returns

For fans and television critics alike, the Kings could just as easily have claimed it "An Extraordinary Year," so good From Alicia's iconic "I'm in!" that began the season, through Eli's game-changing proposal in the last scene of Episode 22, Season 5 of THE GOOD WIFE set a relentless pace throughout, reinvigorating characters, plot and theme. It was also a monumental year for the cast itself, with Julianna Margulies winning a Lead Actress Emmy for her role as Alicia Florrick, and the loss of one half of Lockhart/Gardner, original cast member Mr. Josh Charles .


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies, Celebrities, Josh Charles

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Sarah Palin: 'I Owe America a Global Apology'

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she owes America "a global apology" for her and John McCain's 2008 loss in the presidential race against then-Sen. Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity which aired after President Obama announced his four-part strategy to fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, Palin said as she watched the speech "the thought going through my mind is 'I owe America a global apology.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government

Civil War research case study of William Long or Lang, part 2

With a goal to write a short narrative of William Long or Lang during the Civil War era and afterward, this article will discuss the sources, citations and information gleaned from each record type. The second step in the Board for Certification of Genealogists Genealogical Proof Standards reads that the genealogist will provide accurate citations for all sources.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Will County, IL, Frankfort, IL, Joliet, IL

Common Dreams

Univ. of Illinois Top Officials Challenged on Pro-Israel Donor's Role in Salaita Firing

Students and faculty show their support for the ousted Dr. Salaita and the University of Illinois Board of Trustees Meeting. The board of trustees of the University of Illinois voted Thursday to reject the appointment of Steven Salaita as dozens of student and faculty supporters of the professor packed the meeting room at the Urbana-Champaign campus.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Champaign, IL, US News, Liberal Political News


$3Mil Budgeted for Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for grants to preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites and other locations where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. "The imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II is a shameful chapter in our nation's history that we must never forget," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Japanese-American, Prison


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