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43 min ago | Chicago Parent

Illinois parents and some teachers struggle with national Common Core Standards

Despite earning a master's degree in engineering, Oscar Vallencourt can barely decipher his son's fourth-grade math work.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Is The Craziest, Most Acrobatic Motorcycle Accident You'll Ever See

2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois

Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and reimagined.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Chicago, IL, Downtown (Washington, DC), Pat Quinn, US Governors, Travel

6 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Keep Reading

If the Ready for Hillary PAC has dog shirts, why can't Rand Paul? That's the thinking of the founder of Rand Paul Swag-who first set out to 'make liberty sexy' with Papa Ron.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Illinois Government, Democrat, Kentucky

11 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Illinois man sentenced to 24 year for sex assault

A Stark County judge has sentenced a Kewanee man to 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

13 hrs ago | Glenview Announcements

Glenview lands on Illinois safest places list

The village of Glenview has been named one of the 10 safest places to live in Illinois.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

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


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


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

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

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


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