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1 hr ago | KFVS12

Rauner says he'll be 'champion' for Ill. farmers

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Illinois Travel, Agriculture, Science, Pat Quinn, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Illinois Government

9 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Consumer advocates watching Exelon-Integrys deal

Energy watchdog groups are worried that Exelon's Corp.'s plan to buy one of its business competitors will be bad for northern Illinois electricity customers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

13 hrs ago | WIFR

Group Files Appeal in Term Limits Decision

A group pushing for lawmaker term limits has filed a court appeal to get their question on November's ballot.

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17 hrs ago | Grant Park Gazette

Illinois Juniors Won Second Place

Illinois juniors won second place overall in the junior steak division at the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off at the 2014 National Junior Angus Show , July 6-12 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Free Republic

Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog

A suburban Chicago police officer has been fired after the shooting death of a family dog that has outraged a small community.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Daily Herald

Kids Helping Kids: Illinois Natural Pageants host school supplies drive for the needy

Every summer Illinois Natural Pageants dedicates itself to not only exploring and praising natural beauty, but also donating to local charities.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bloomington, IL

Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

WJPF-AM Carterville

Judge Releases Detail of Fatal Cairo Bank Robbery

A federal judge has released details of the case against a southern Illinois man accused of killing two women during a Cairo bank robbery.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

CBS Local

Wisconsin Man Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Might Have Met Illinois Teens

A Wisconsin man facing sexual exploitation charges might have communicated with Illinois teens online, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office.

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Information Technology

IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards Recognize Important Member...

The IEEE PES Society-Level Awards acknowledge and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by IEEE PES members to the global power and energy community.

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Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Clarkson University

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Should trooper who killed 2 sisters on I-64 get license back?

An Illinois State Trooper who was the source of a southwestern Illinois freeway crash is attempting to gain his driving privileges back for a fifth time.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WIFR

Nominees Sought for Illinois Distinguished Seniors

The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the workforce.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

Sunherald.com

Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new and amended policy filings should comply with provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Mental Health Parity Act - which prohibit discrimination against transgender persons because of general identity or health conditions.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Gay/Lesbian

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Tax, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News

Bellingham Herald

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

The resolution asks voters whether incomes over $1 million should be taxed with a 3 percent surcharge.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government, Tax, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US News

Science Daily

Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity

Physicists have identified the 'quantum glue' that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.

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Related Topix: University of Illinois Chicago, Physics, Science, Cornell University

Daily Herald

Congressman wants to end CHA "supervouchers"

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.

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Related Topix: Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Deseret News

Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Illinois Government, Representative Steve Scalise

WYMG-FM Springfield

Quinn Wants PCBs out of Clinton Landfill

Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that provides water for 750,000 people.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

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