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4 hrs ago | Lucianne.com
Among the many metrics that show ObamaA s home state is struggling to break the Great Recession, a new report shows that applications for food stamps in Illinois is greater than its creation of jobs. Illinois has had the worst recovery from the recession of any state in the country, the Illinois Policy Institute reported this month: "There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008, and 170,000 fewer payroll jobs.
8 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur
Illinois is the third leading state for people dying after being struck by train, so there's a statewide push to educate people about the dangers IDOT reports that last year 21 people died when driving in front of trains, another 25 died when struck on foot. Another 67 were injured.
12 hrs ago | NBC Chicago
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rejected a proposal from clout-busting attorney Michael Shakman to hire an independent watchdog to clean up allegedly improper hiring practices inside the scandal-soaked Department of Transportation. According to The Associated Press, citing federal court papers submitted Monday by the attorney general, Quinn says in the filing that a watchdog isn't required since he had already taken actions that were "prompt, appropriate and aimed at a long-term solution to preventing any such improprieties in the future."
16 hrs ago | Patch.com
Police made 12 impaired driving arrests and issued seven safety belt citations and 31 cell phone/texting citations during the increased enforcement effort, according to Naperville Police. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this nationwide effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off our roads and more people buckled up during late-night hours.
20 hrs ago | ABC News
In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is seen at the state Capitol in Springfield. Bost is challenging Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in the November election in what is shaping up to be... View Full Caption FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is seen at the state Capitol in Springfield.
22 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Supreme Court rejected a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to limit lawmakers to eight years of service. The majority of Illinois residents support 8-year term limits.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:52 pm
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