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34 min ago | 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

The Daily Caller

Kevin McCarthy Can Give Republicans Another Tool To Retake The Senate ...

When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Representative Tom Cotton, Eric Cantor, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

National Review Online

The Editors: Confiscatory Taxes, Eh?

The word "inversion" has entered the popular vocabulary, describing a tax-driven corporate merger in which a U.S. firm acquires an overseas company and then relocates its legal domicile to that firm's home tax jurisdiction.

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

Daily Herald

Quinn signs pregnancy anti-discrimination measure

New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

WSIL

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

WOC-AM Davenport

Centennial Bridge Shut Down Until October 10

The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the DOT blames unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns.

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WOC-AM Davenport

Centennial Bridge Won't Reopen Until October

The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th...but the Illinois Department of Transportation says unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns will extend the shutdown for another month.

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Washington Times

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.

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

Daily Herald

Motorcycle helmets save lives

Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Illinois

The Raw Story

Cherron Phillips: Chicago's sovereign citizen 'paper terrorist' and her NBA secret

It was a remarkable event not only for the bizarre crime that was alleged, but for its victims, who were some of the biggest names in Chicago legal circles.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors

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