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1 min ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Ill. I-255 lanes closed for downed power lines

Interstate 255, just north of Interstate 64, in Illinois has closed in both directions due to downed power lines.

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4 hrs ago | The Local Tourist

Cheaper Divvy Bikes for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members

The Divvy's annual membership price is about to drop for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois members.

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8 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.

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12 hrs ago | Detroit News

Huge-money brawl shaping up for Illinois governor's seat

Quinn, who is seeking a second full term, raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30, according to second-quarter campaign finance filings, and has about $12 million in his campaign fund.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SFGate

New Illinois mine safety training facility to open

Southeastern Illinois College has broken ground on the state's second simulated mine facility that will be used to train rescue teams.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Iowa Government, Illinois, Iowa

WAND-TV Decatur

Legislation to combat flooding signed by Quinn

Legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water has been approved by Governor Pat Quinn.

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WTAX-AM Springfield

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules a oeToo Complicateda

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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FindLaw

Dog Custody a Bone of Contention in Ill. Couple's Divorce

The big issue in an Illinois divorce case, which has been going on for two years, isn't who gets the family home or custody of children, but rather: Who gets the dog ? Paul Barthel says he merely wants visitation rights with Pepper, the black lab/German shepherd mix that the he and his estranged wife Susan owned together, reports the Chicago ... (more)

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WYMG-FM Springfield

$1 Billion for Road Construction

The last capital program, worth $31 billion over five years, expired at the end of last month.

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KFVS12

Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

Substance to this Quinn appointee

OK, I admit it. I read the BND headline "Quinn puts moratorium on IDOT political hiring," saw the accompanying photo of the 30-something new Illinois Department of Transportation secretary appointee and prepared to lambast Quinn for not putting his money where his mouth is.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Examiner.com

More Financial Shenanigans in Illinois

A state commission has not revealed if it will grant a federal request to delay an investigation of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's anti-violence program.

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Illinoisreview

Gorman pushes Cook County referendum on mental health funding in Illinois

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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SFGate

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.

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WSIL

Quinn Signs $1B Plan for Road Repair in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.

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The Doings Weekly

Michael Sneed: Kirk Dillarda s Illinois Senate resignation date selected July 22

We already knew that state Sen. Kirk Dillard is getting ready to call it quits from the Illinois Senate but now we may have an exact date he steps aside, according to Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often : Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 - so he can officially become ... (more)

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The Hartford Courant

Appeals Court Throws Out IRS Rule On Obamacare Subsidies

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health Insurance, Health, Illinois, Madison, CT

The News-Gazette

Dey: Controversy over Illinois' ban on executions not over yet

Ryan didn't kill anybody. Despite his tough talk - Ryan once said during a legislative debate that he'd be happy to throw the electric-chair switch himself - the onetime pharmacist was remarkably squeamish when it came to legal executions.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Prison, Death Penalty, Ford Heights, IL

Daily Herald

Baffling high court ruling on benefits

How could six of seven Illinois Supreme Court justices rule that state retiree health benefits are protected when the constitution is silent on such a benefit? The unprecedented ruling was founded on the premise that it was not the intent of constitution drafters to protect "only" core pension benefits.

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