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1 hr ago | Lincolnshire Review

Dee Brown assists Illini push for Stevenson's Jalen Brunson

Stevenson star guard Jalen Brunson's official visit to Illinois begins on Friday.

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5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Illinois halts roadwork to speed Labor Day traffic

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will suspend non-emergency roadwork over the Labor Day weekend to help reduce congestion and speed traffic.

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9 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

"We Don't Have a Strategy Yet"

President Obama admitted at the White House on Thursday, "We don't have a strategy yet"! Obama was referring to his absence of plans for neutralizing ISIL in Syria.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Illinoisreview

What you may not know about illegal election activities that's not so funny

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, Illinois, Democrat, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Prison

Eater

Tax Woes: Tavernita Liquor License Revoked For Tax Debt, Is Currently BYOB

If you're heading to Tavernita and planning to drink alcohol, make sure to bring some with you.

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WSIL

DNR: $1 Licenses for Illinois Seniors Not Ready

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a system offering hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price is not yet ready.

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Crooks and Liars

For Christie, Boosting Voter Turnout Is A Democratic 'Trick'

He suggested that the higher voter turnout produced by such efforts is harmful to Republican candidates, and that Illinois' new same-day voter registration statute is a Democratic "trick."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Eric Holder, Liberal Political News

American Reporter

On Native GroundFACED with Loss, Republicans Look for Alibis

I 've visited North and South Florida and North and Central New Mexico in recent days, and the political temperature 10 days before the Presidential election is elevated by the teeter-totter of global recession.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, John McCain, Republican

Chicago Tribune

Route 31 bypass opening moved to September

Because of heavy rainfall in recent days, the opening of the western Algonquin bypass is now planned for sometime in September, not this week as officials had hoped.

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

Daily Herald

Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was "full of cronyism" and has "folks running things that generally don't have much expertise."

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Related Topix: Illinois, Agriculture, Science, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Federal Prisons, Prison

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Gang member pleads guilty to role in conspiracy

Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison, Illinois

Courthouse News Service

Green Party Fails to Get on 2014 Illinois Ballot

A federal judge refused to grant the Green Party's last ditch effort to place its candidates on the November 2014 Illinois ballot.

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Related Topix: Illinois, The Green Party of the Unites States, US News

WSIL

Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.

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Daily Herald

Accountability lacking on our leaders

Jake Griffin's column on the state agency ignoring the law showcases one of the glaring flaws in Illinois government; i.e. no one is accountable for making sure things are done right and apparently no one is responsible for being sure the state follows the law.

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RedState

Is this DOOM for Pat Quinn (D-INC, Illinois-GOV)?

Chicago's championship Little League team greeted Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with awkward silence, despite the best efforts of an enthusiastic emcee to rustle up some applause.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois, US Governors

Silicon Alley Insider

Obama Has A Very Impressive Diet, According to Australia's Ex-Foreign Minister

"Leader of the Free World and Leader of the Slim People of America", then Senator Barack Obama in a Honolulu vacation in August, 2008.

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

Iol.co.za

Madam Oprah is a pimp

The talk show queen has signed up to play a tough brothel-running granny in the upcoming film about the life of the late comedian Richard Pryor.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Car Wash, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, Silver Streak, Celebrities, Richard Pryor, Black Entertainment, Illinois, The Butler

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

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