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3 hrs ago | Hammer & Rails

Southern Illinois at Purdue: Depth Chart

Sorry I forgot to do this last week, but it was also in flux because of the quarterback situation. Here is your depth chart for this week: Gelen Robinson is the solid No.

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Related Topix: Sports, Purdue University NCAA, NCAA Sports

7 hrs ago | WTKR-TV Norfolk

12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma. Enteroviruses are very common, especially in the early fall.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Government, Alabama

8 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Suspect seeks bond in Illinois meat-tampering case

A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps" wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond. A federal public defender has filed a motion challenging a ruling last month by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams that Ronald Ayers, 68, remain jailed pending his trial tentative scheduled to begin Nov. 3. U.S. District Judge David Herndon ordered federal prosecutors to file their objections by the close of business Tuesday, with a hearing on the matter scheduled for Wednesday.

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10 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

Food Stamp Sign-Ups OutnumberJobs Created in Obama s Illinois

Among the many metrics that show ObamaA s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs. Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month: "There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008, and 170,000 fewer payroll jobs.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

14 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Poll: Illinois voters back referendum issues

The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to limit lawmakers to eight years of service. The majority of Illinois residents support 8-year term limits.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois Government, 2012 Presidential Election

19 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

An Illinois state representative showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the state House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant against Democrats, complete with hollering, paper-throwing and fist-waving. A video of Mike Bost's outburst circulated widely on the Internet and briefly raised his political profile.

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19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Video of Illinois lawmaker's tirade resurfaces in one of nation's most competitive House races

A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. "I'm sick of it!" the GOP lawmaker yelled as he swung at and missed pages of legislation he'd sent fluttering to the floor.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIFR

Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn contends his response to allegations of political hiring in the Department of Transportation has been "prompt, appropriate and aimed at a long-term solution to preventing any such improprieties in the future."

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois Government

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.

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Related Topix: Illinois Government

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

TheBostonChannel.com

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Opinion

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.

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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.

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

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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