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The Manicured Hands of D.C. and the Calloused Hands of the Forgotten Man

Last weekend, Governor Palin gave a measured and thoughtful speech at the Western Conservative Summit, speaking primarily in the tone of the 'forgotten man'-'the hard working middle class man who can't catch a break'.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Northwestern University

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Pat Quinn - Bruce Rauner campaigns must use different tactics in governor race

There are privileges and hindrances in being a political incumbent. The same is true for political campaign novices.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich

Examiner.com

Is promised unilateral power play on immigration violating Take Care Clause?

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.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Prison, George Bush

Patch.com

Gov. Quinn to Fund Pedestrian Trail in Palos Park, Alsip

Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced capital investments of more than $4.7 million for construction projects Cook County.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Palos Park, IL, Alsip, IL, Illinois, Cook County, IL

KFVS12

SIU to hold special election for student rep

Southern Illinois University plans to hold a special election this fall because of an error which officials say invalidated its Board of Trustees student representative election.

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Lincoln Daily News

Illinois employers now banned from conducting background checks on interviewees

Gov. Quinn signed into law this week a bill that prohibits private employers from asking applicants about their criminal history prior to determining if they are qualified for the job.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors

BroadwayWorld.com

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, July 25, 2014

Some men kill for money and others for love, but rarely is some shrubbery between two houses the motive for homicide.

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Related Topix: 20/20, Entertainment, Television, Illinois

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Illinoisreview

Cook County to vote on non-binding assault weapons ban

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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KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau

Why are Illinoisans leaving the state in such large numbers? One man gives his view

Do you hear the pitter patter of feet coming out of Illinois? And they aren't those of little ones it's the tax payers.

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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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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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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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Related Topix: Illinois, Healthcare Law, Law

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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Related Topix: Illinois College, Illinois

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

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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Related Topix: Illinois, Guns

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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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

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

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