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More Colorado pot seized in the mail, report says

The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison, The Postal Service, Indie, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy

Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison, Illinois Government

The News-Gazette

New Illinois law changes who can keep driving after a DUI

The Champaign County Sheriff said a recent change to Illinois' rules regarding DUI accidents won't have an adverse effect on public safety.


My FOX Chicago

Rauner: Dept. of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

Bruce Rauner is a Winnetka businessman. He told attendees at a forum in Bloomington Wednesday coordinated by the Illinois Farm Bureau that the agriculture department is "full of cronyism" and has 'folks running things that generally don't have much expertise.'


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Teamsters vow to fight IDOT layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Libertarian Party

Illinois Libertarians win ballot access fight

Libertarians across Illinois are celebrating victory today as the State Board of Elections ruled to keep their candidates Chad Grimm for Governor, Alexander Cummings for Lieutenant Governor, Ben Koyl for Attorney General, Julie Fox for Comptroller, Christopher Michel for Secretary of State, Matthew Skopek for Treasurer, and Sharon Hansen for U.S.


Washington Times

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois Government, US Governors, Opinion


Man pleads guilty in death of Illinois officer

A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in a vehicle crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac officer and his police dog last year.



American man 'killed fighting alongside IS militants'

The official, who asked not to be identified, told the Reuters news agency that the FBI was investigating the death of 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur McCain.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Roll Call

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Shimkus, Representative Rodney Davis, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government

WLLR-FM Davenport

Centennial Bridge Shut Down Until October 10

The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the DOT blames unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns.


Related Topix: Illinois Government


Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois Government

The Raw Story

Cherron Phillips: Chicago's sovereign citizen 'paper terrorist' and her NBA secret

It was a remarkable event not only for the bizarre crime that was alleged, but for its victims, who were some of the biggest names in Chicago legal circles.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors

Daily Herald

Lincoln library plans Stevenson family exhibit

Officials at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are planning an exhibit featuring former Gov. Adlai Stevenson II and his family's political dynasty.


Related Topix: Illinois State University


3 reasons to Illinois Court killed the term limits initiative

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How cops can stop shooting mentally ill

Editor's note: David M. Perry is an associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dominican University, Opinion

WAND-TV Decatur

Central Illinois mayor resigns after charges

The mayor of Kincaid in central Illinois has resigned after he was charged for allegedly violating an order of protection and possessing drugs.


Agri Marketing

Illinois 4-H Foundation Awards $7,000 In Scholarships

ILLINOIS 4-H FOUNDATION AWARDS $7,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS Aug. 26, 2014 Source: Univ of Illinois news release Urbana, Ill.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Urbana, IL, Illinois College, Carbondale, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Roll Call

Congressman: Get Ready for Immigration Move From Obama

Gutierrez said Monday the president's move on immigration could be "unprecedented" in scope.


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

My FOX Chicago

Heat index expected to climb above 100 degrees Monday

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Monday, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.


Related Topix: Weather


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