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2 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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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.

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3 hrs ago | The Lantern

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should take note of Illinois professor's firing

Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Israel, Middle East, Urbana, IL, Palestinian Territories

6 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Kadner: Mike Madigan problem can't be ignored

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.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors

10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Tom Corbett, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich

14 hrs ago | WHO-TV

the Insiders: Harkin - Sept. 14, Part 2

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.

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18 hrs ago | Gateway Pundit

Hypocrisy On Steroids: Obama Sees 2002 Iraq War Resolution As A Legal Basis For Airstrikes

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.

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

22 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow and sell the drug to prevent the state officials who review the applications from being influenced by political connections. State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said Friday that the law's confidentiality clause also prevents companies from getting information about competitors that could give them an advantage, The Southern reported .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Illinois, Marijuana, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

RiverBender.com

Madigan Honors Lt Kristopher Tharp

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.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Silicon Alley Insider

Sarah Palin: 'I Owe America a Global Apology'

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

My FOX Chicago

Roosevelt Road construction in Cicero to begin Monday

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.

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Lincoln Daily News

Q and A with state Rep. Jack Franks

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.

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HarnesRacing

Showdown looming in Maurello on Ill. Super Night

If their elimination heat was an indication of things to come, then Saturday's showdown between Al's Hammered and Forty Silky in the $112,000 Tony Maurello Stake at Balmoral Park should be a real heater. Last week the two Illinois-bred brutes battled it out in a torrid frenzy that saw the Bob Phillips-trained Al's Hammered prevail by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:49.1 over the John Prentice-harnessed Fort Silky.

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American Reporter

Market MoverBUSH'S Mini-Bailout Missed a Mega-Opportunity

Every worker in America should be cheering for the workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors. The 240 employees at Republic offered the nation an important lesson in the power of collective action.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Illinois

The Daily Gazette

Illinois still employs 173 hired improperly

Gov. Pat Quinn makes a stop in Rock Falls on Sept. 3, visiting La Familia to talk about raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

I-94 lane closures in Illinois expected to cause backups in Wisconsin

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Illinoisreview

54 Illinois legislators earn NFIB Guardian of Small Business Awards

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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KFVS12

Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

Fifty-five workers who have been told they're being laid off by the Illinois Department of Transportation claimed in a lawsuit Friday that they're being fired to spare Gov. Pat Quinn election-campaign embarrassment over a hiring scandal. The Democratic governor's administration fired the so-called "staff assistants" last month in an IDOT shake up over a state investigation that found the agency hired 255 people over 10 years without going through proper channels to give everyone a chance to be hired.

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JD Supra

Illinois Enacts Legislation Imposing a Self-Procurement Tax While...

Illinois will soon begin taxing self-procured insurance premiums for the first time, as required by Senate Bill 3324, now Public Act 98-0978 . The Act, which was signed into law by Governor Quinn on August 15, was quietly ushered through the General Assembly as a supposed technical amendment.

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Foreign Policy

We Don't Need Another Dumb War

But if President Obama follows through on his plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, that's exactly what we're going to get. Back when he was just a U.S. Senator, Barack Obama used to say that he didn't oppose all wars, just " dumb wars ."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Illinois, Democrat, George Bush, US Military, US Army, Fort Hood

CBS 3 Springfield

Burger King releases 'black burger' in Japan

Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it. Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it.

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