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21 min ago | JD Supra

Illinois Case Law and Legislation Update

Reference to "ICPA" below is the Illinois Condominium Property Act. Reference to "CICAA" below is the Common Interest Community Association Act.

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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.

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

ITV

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.

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

The Daily Caller

Kevin McCarthy Can Give Republicans Another Tool To Retake The Senate ...

When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Representative Tom Cotton, Eric Cantor, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

National Review Online

The Editors: Confiscatory Taxes, Eh?

The word "inversion" has entered the popular vocabulary, describing a tax-driven corporate merger in which a U.S. firm acquires an overseas company and then relocates its legal domicile to that firm's home tax jurisdiction.

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

Daily Herald

Quinn signs pregnancy anti-discrimination measure

New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

WSIL

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.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

WOC-AM 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.

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WOC-AM Davenport

Centennial Bridge Won't Reopen Until October

The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th...but the Illinois Department of Transportation says unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns will extend the shutdown for another month.

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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.

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

Daily Herald

Motorcycle helmets save lives

Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.

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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.

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

Northwest Herald

Taking responsibility

After the revelations of Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati's deplorable, predatory actions, every local leader did what politicians do: pass the buck.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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.

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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

RiverBender.com

State Opens Cooling Centers

Illinois is opening cooling centers around the state to help people beat the heat.

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The Washington Post

Ted Kennedy died 5 years ago today. Herea s how he helped elect Barack Obama.

Eighteen months prior to his death, Kennedy endorsed then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primary fight -- a massive moment that many credit as a tipping point in Obama's challenge to then New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Edward Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Illinois, Hillary Clinton

Washington Times

Cornel West: Obama just a another neoliberal opportunista

Cornel West , the outspoken theological professor who publicly supported then-Sen. Barack Obama as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, is now slamming the president as a "brown-faced Clinton " and just "another neoliberal opportunist."

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Related Topix: Cornel West, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Illinois, Democrat, Union Theological Seminary, African-American

ABA Journal

Home-care aides don't owe union fees, but court stops short of overruling a key precedent

"The reality is: No one outside the court knows" how close the precedent came to be overruled, says William Messenger.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito

OakLeaves

Guest essay: Mental health funding can't wait

Robin Williams' passing last week is a powerful reminder of the gravity of mental illness and the urgency of improving quality of and access to mental health care.

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NorthJersey.com

Christie stumps for Illinois candidate for governor

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is questioning the motivation behind Illinois' new same-day voter registration and the state's certified ballot as he campaigns for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Chris Christie, US Governors, Pat Quinn

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