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2 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers
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.
3 hrs ago | The Lantern
Professor Steven Salaita talks with a member of the press on Sept. 9 in Urbana, Ill.
6 hrs ago | The Southtown Star
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.
10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars
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.
14 hrs ago | WHO-TV
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.
18 hrs ago | Gateway Pundit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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 ."
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:47 pm
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