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3 hrs ago | WIFR
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn contends his response to allegations of political hiring in the Department of Transportation has been "prompt, appropriate and aimed at a long-term solution to preventing any such improprieties in the future."
7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
President Obama bows his head during a moment of silence at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington September 11, 2014. The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year.
9 hrs ago | NewsOK.com
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat seeking his fourth U.S. Senate term against Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis in November, sat down with The Associated Press for a wide-ranging interview about the campaign. Here are excerpts of what he said and his stands on the issues: Durbin said Democrats have tried to turn the economy around after the policies of former Republican President George W. Bush led the U.S. into recession, and argued that they've had "good luck" making progress.
10 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
A herd of deer in a forest preserve near Channahon. State Farm is reporting that drivers are most likely to collide with a deer in October, November and June.
11 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library.
15 hrs ago | KMIZ
The Missouri Department of Transportation was supposed to start work Monday to repair pavement on the busy bridge that spans the Mississippi River between Missouri and Illinois. KSDK-TV reports that the work will now start Tuesday evening.
17 hrs ago | CBS Local
More people die when being struck by trains in Illinois than in all but two other states. Police across the state of Illinois hope to change that this week as Illinois observes a "Rail Safety Week" for the first time.
Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.
Of all the questions that have been asked so far in this campaign for governor, that may be the most important, yet it goes unaddressed. Madigan was first elected speaker of the House in 1983 and, with the exception of two years has served in that position since.
Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.
Barack Obama was not sure if he wanted to speak at the Harkin Steak Fry when he was still a U.S. Senator from Illinois.
In 2007, Senator Barack Obama made remarks about the War Powers Act and the war in Iraq. He blamed Congress for giving the president the power to wage war that he later abused.
A 15-year veteran of the Madison County Sheriff's has been honored by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Lieutenant Kristopher M. Tharp was recognized last week as a recipient of an Elderly Service Officer of the Year in Kanakee, Illinois.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she owes America "a global apology" for her and John McCain's 2008 loss in the presidential race against then-Sen. Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity which aired after President Obama announced his four-part strategy to fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, Palin said as she watched the speech "the thought going through my mind is 'I owe America a global apology.
A resurfacing project on Roosevelt Road in west suburban Cicero will begin Monday, bringing lane closures and delays for drivers. The resurfacing work will be done on West Roosevelt between Laramie and Pulaski in Cicero, according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
I n its attempt to get to know each of our elected officials better, INN recently conducted a Q and A session with State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:25 pm
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