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3 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News
Special to Watchdog.org C HICAGO - Illinois charter schools will be required to make their student selection process public, because of legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn this week.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
A District Court judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional after the case languished for five years.
11 hrs ago | Switched
Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair -- or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government.
13 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
This July 23, 2014, file photo shows Speaker of the House John Boehner, of Ohio, joined by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of Calif., as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
18 hrs ago | Daily Herald
A week after a federal court ruled the state of Illinois could move forward with closing a developmental center in southern Illinois, state officials said there's no timetable for shuttering it.
After graduating from Illinois' motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph - and they can't handle it.
Less is making Illinois' unemployment rate look better, but the Illinois Policy Institute explains that it's a distorted view.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a great idea. He wants Obama to bring all the illegals to Illinois! In a state that sits at the bottom of every metric that makes a successful state-rampant unemployment, lowest job creation, highest debt, biggest pension crisis, worst business climate-Pat Quinn wants to import thousands of people who have no jobs ... (more)
Barack Obama wasn't the only beneficiary of the calamitous Bush years. Something of an industry punchline since its formation in 1996, MSNBC suddenly gained a comprehensible voice during the era, while pinning its hopes upon the inspiring senator from Illinois.
Jeremy Noelle is the Local Union Council 31 representative for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.
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The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps.
Richie Baker owns the theater in the southwest Illinois town. He tells The Southern Illinoisan that two new digital projectors are on the way at a cost of $70,000.
Further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer - the source of drinking water for about 750,000 central Illinoisans - is imminent, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday at a bill-signing on the University of Illinois campus.
There are privileges and hindrances in being a political incumbent. The same is true for political campaign novices.
Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks to a crowd on the campaign trail and admonishes President G. W. Bush over his use of Executive Power, and the President's avoidance of Congress.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:46 pm
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