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9 min ago | My FOX Chicago

Bridge work to cause Kennedy detours Wednesday near downtown

Work on the Ohio Street bridge over the Kennedy Expressway will require some ramp closures and will create significant detours for drivers downtown Wednesday night.

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9 min ago | Examiner.com

Rep. Tammy Duckworth pregnant

United States Rep. Tammy Duckworth , a Democratic politician from Illinois who is also an Iraqi War amputee, is expecting a baby girl in early December, according to the Sun-Times and NBC on Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Republican, Representative Joe Walsh, Representative Peter Roskam, Prison, Illinois

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Mannheim interchange work to close I-190 ramps starting Tuesday

Part of the Mannheim Road interchange at Interstate 190 near O'Hare Airport will be closed starting Tuesday for ongoing construction.

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11 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

SIU hoping enrollment doesn't fall again this year

Officials at Southern Illinois University say they're "guardedly optimistic" new figures will show an end to a trend of dropping enrollments.

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14 hrs ago | WSIL

IDOT Educates Duquoin Fairgoers on Highway Safety

The Illinois Department of Transportation teamed up with Carbondale agency Arthur Enterprises to create "the Driving Dead".

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

News Max

Rep. Kinzinger: 'Are We Going to Contain ISIS or Crush ISIS?'

Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says there is one main question when it comes to how to handle the violent Islamic State terror threat: "Are we going to contain ISIS or crush ISIS."

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Related Topix: Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Life, Veteran Affairs, Dutch Ruppersberger, Democrat, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Elm Grove

Dr. King in town, look at candidate's content of character

I heard Dr. Alveda King speak yesterday on Vicki McKenna's radio program. Alveda is following in her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps in speaking out for civil rights for all.

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Related Topix: African-American, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Abortion, Illinois

Sat Aug 30, 2014

American Reporter

MomentumDANCING QUEEN

Legislatures in Pennsylvania and Illinois are considering bills that would reduce or eliminate what animal welfare advocates call mutilations, and what breeders and American Kennel Club call "breed standards."

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

Breitbart.com

What to Watch in the House Mid-Terms

Two of the most vulnerable governors are Pennsylvania Republican Tom Corbett and Illinois Democrat Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Robert Dold, Lee Terry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Illinois

Instapundit.com

Gangster Government in Illinois: The skulduggery of ousting Illinois ...

GANGSTER GOVERNMENT IN ILLINOIS: The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates.

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WHDH

Illinois dad delivers daughter on highway

A dad in Illinois delivered his new daughter on a highway before he and his wife could reach the hospital.

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

Forward

Sam Kass and Alex Wagner Tie Knot

When he gets married on Saturday to Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's "Now With Alex Wagner," he will have some special guests : the president and the first lady.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Michelle Obama, University of Chicago

Washington Times

Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

Anyone in Illinois who's turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared slugfest.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Washington Times

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Cheri Bustos, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois

Norwalk Citizen News

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

ADVANCE FOR USE AFTER 12:01 AM, CT SATURDAY, AUG. 30 AND THEREAFTER - In this Nov. 5, 2012 photo, U.S. Rep. Bob Dold R-Ill., campaigns at a downtown Chicago commuter rail station during his unsuccessful re-election bid against Democrat Brad Schneider.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Representative Cheri Bustos, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois

My FOX Chicago

Roadwork halted for Labor Day weekend, uptick in travel expected

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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Switched

Illinois Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules For Oil And Gas Companies

In this May 21, 2013 file photo, a protester attends a rally after a House committee hearing on "fracking" legislation at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

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Chicago Tribune

Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal

A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden and other Congressional leaders led him to believe his activities to end longtime economic ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Joseph Biden, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Joe Biden, Robert Mugabe, Illinois

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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