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2 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Durbin sets hearing on Amtrak delays

Weeks after calling for a study of the potential for increased service along Amtrak's Chicago to Carbondale route, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is holding a hearing in Champaign Wednesday on freight train interference along the corridor.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

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This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

6 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Term Limits Committee to Illinois Supreme Court: "Listen to the People"

The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, chaired by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, held a press conference today demanding the Illinois Supreme Court act quickly in deciding if a Term Limits amendment can be put before the voters in November.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

10 hrs ago | WIFR

First Human West Nile Virus Positive in Illinois for 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2014.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Madison County, IL

14 hrs ago | The Logan County Herald

Illinois Route 66 Byway delivers series of interpretive statues in nine communities along the Mother Road

A new series of interpretive statues and corresponding wayside panels are in the process of being installed in nine Route 66 communities along the famous highway in Illinois.


Related Topix: Route 66, Godley, IL, Braidwood, IL, Carbon Hill, IL, Diamond, IL

18 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Illinois fair attendance down 9 percent with rain

Attendance at this year's Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Is job creation in Illinois actually improving?

Governor Pat Quinn claims Illinois' economy is improving faster than at any time since the 1980's.


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


Ill. AG wants treasurer's office lawsuit dismissed

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants portions of a lawsuit filed against Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office dropped, and a court to sanction the former staff lawyer who filed it.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

New Illinois laws target senior care complaints

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to help people living in nursing homes.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Long Term Care, Health, US News

WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois man charged with Plainfield bank robbery

Kenneth Matlock was charged with one count of felony bank robbery Monday. He was arrested shortly after the robbery Friday.


WYMG-FM Springfield

Blago Pay-to-Play Lawsuit Reinstated

A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Daily Herald

Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

Federal auditors have found that Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in overdraws the state later had trouble repaying.


Related Topix: Illinois Government

Meet Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney of Illinois politics

Bruce Rauner is the "Mitt Romney of Illinois politics". Rauner has joked that he's not even in the 1 percent, but rather the 0.1 percent, and his net worth is reportedly almost $1 billion.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Chicago, IL, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors

WYMG-FM Springfield

Illinoisa Brain Drain Is a Concern

A new study says Illinois has been losing some of its best students to colleges in other states - and once they leave, they are not likely to return.


Related Topix: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Daily Republic

Are you educated enough to vote?

The nation's Founding Fathers were concerned whether citizens were educated enough to maintain a republic.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Northwest Herald

More states recognizing Illinois concealed-carry permit

Since becoming available to the public in January, 22 other states recognize the Illinois permit, meaning it authorizes the holder to carry there.


Related Topix: Guns, January

Bedford scientist a laser pioneer

Bedford scientist Paul Hoff shows the latest laser component he is working on in his Nashua laboratory.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology

New Round of Travel Delays May Accompany More Rain in Midwest

The risk of travel delays and interruptions to outdoor activities caused by blinding downpours and incidents of flash and urban flooding will sweep southeastward across the North Central states.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

S. Illinois woman charged in alleged cancer scam

The Belleville News Democrat reports that 25-year-old Melissa D. Barton of Troy was arrested Thursday at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield.


Windsor Beacon

GOP super PAC plans gay-rights push this fall

A Republican group tied to hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer plans to spend at least $2 million between now and Election Day to boost congressional candidates who share its views in favor of gay rights.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Representative Richard Hanna, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois Government, Wedding, Law, Employment / Labor Law

News Observer

GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White speaks at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill.


Related Topix: Illinois Government, Springfield, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Burr Ridge, IL


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