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37 min ago | Bellingham Herald

City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Illinois

3 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Editorial: The real goal of the millionaire tax referendum

Do Illinois' political leaders really want to know what you think about an extra income tax for millionaires? Gov. Pat Quinn made a ceremony out of signing a bill Tuesday at an elementary school in Berwyn that will put just that question on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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

8 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Demand accountability in state spending

Considering voter anger over a tax increase, it seems doubtful the state income tax will remain at 5 percent.

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12 hrs ago | McClatchy

Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

"Motorcycles keep getting bigger," said Scott Mochinski, a safety class administrator.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Over one-third of Americans now believe Obama should be impeached

It is a far cry from 2008, the era of "hope and change," when then-Sen. Barack Obama defeated the Democratic Party's heir-apparent, Hillary Clinton, to become the party's presidential nominee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Illinois, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Immigration Reform

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic methane releases, meat inspections, unwise coal exports

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Illinois

Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

PeoriaTimes-Observer

Illinois General Assembly should butt out of high school sports

The IHSA is a private, not-for-profit organization that receives no direct tax dollars, but some lawmakers think they need to butt into the IHSA's business instead of concentrating on the state's business.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Machesney Park, IL, Rockford, IL, Opinion

Illinoisreview

Illinois values voters in a quandary over November gubernatorial election

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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

RiverBender.com

Holocaust Commission Expanding

A new state law will expand the state's commission on the Holocaust. The Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission will increase in size from 18 to 22 members under the legislation sponsored by State Sen. Ira Silverstein .

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The Fresno Bee

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller,...

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, about a compromise bill to help veterans.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Ohio, Illinois, Medicine, Nursing, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Illinoisreview

Illinois Congressman chooses cheeseburgers over VA reform

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Examiner.com

Rauner ahead in polls as Quinn counterpunches

In a 'We Ask America' poll conducted yesterday, Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner is leading incumbent Pat Quinn in the Illinois gubernatorial race by 14 points.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

KFVS12

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.

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WIFR

Nominees Sought for Illinois Distinguished Seniors

The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the workforce.

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RiverBender.com

Ryan Says Quinn Could Go To Prison

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan says he wouldn't be surprised if Pat Quinn becomes the third consecutive Illinois governor who ends up behind bars.

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SFGate

Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

This October 1960 photo provided by Michael Gassmann, shows the iconic giant ketchup bottle water tower outside the old Brooks bottling plant in Collinsville, Ill.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Weird

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

More transparency will be required of Illinois charter schools

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.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Education Etc.

Examiner.com

Meet the man who took down D.C.'s handgun ban

A District Court judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional after the case languished for five years.

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Related Topix: Guns, Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Switched

Illinois turbulent love affair with government entities

Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair -- or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government.

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