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3 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

More transparency will be required of Illinois charter schools

Special to C HICAGO - Illinois charter schools will be required to make their student selection process public, because of legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn this week.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago |

Meet the man who took down D.C.'s handgun ban

A District Court judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional after the case languished for five years.


Related Topix: Guns, Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Switched

Illinois turbulent love affair with government entities

Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair -- or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government.


Related Topix: Illinois

13 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

This July 23, 2014, file photo shows Speaker of the House John Boehner, of Ohio, joined by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of Calif., as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Ohio, Illinois, Bill Clinton, History in the News

18 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Developmental center closure could take time

A week after a federal court ruled the state of Illinois could move forward with closing a developmental center in southern Illinois, state officials said there's no timetable for shuttering it.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

22 hrs ago |

The Millennials' Moment: Why 2014 Does Matter

When Senator Barack Obama was elected in 2008 with a majority vote over Republican Senator John McCain, he was heralded as a possibly transformational President - potentially in the same category as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.


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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

After graduating from Illinois' motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph - and they can't handle it.


Related Topix: Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

In context, Illinois unemployment rate isn't so good

Less is making Illinois' unemployment rate look better, but the Illinois Policy Institute explains that it's a distorted view.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors


Worst American Governor Pat Quinn Urges Obama to Bring all Illegals to Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a great idea. He wants Obama to bring all the illegals to Illinois! In a state that sits at the bottom of every metric that makes a successful state-rampant unemployment, lowest job creation, highest debt, biggest pension crisis, worst business climate-Pat Quinn wants to import thousands of people who have no jobs ... (more)


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

Pam's House Blend

Medium Blue: The Politics of MSNBC - Book Salon Preview

Barack Obama wasn't the only beneficiary of the calamitous Bush years. Something of an industry punchline since its formation in 1996, MSNBC suddenly gained a comprehensible voice during the era, while pinning its hopes upon the inspiring senator from Illinois.


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

KWQC-TV Davenport

Illinois prison guard suffers concussion in attack

Jeremy Noelle is the Local Union Council 31 representative for the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.


Related Topix: Prison, Illinois, State Prisons, Shawnee Correctional Center

River Cities' Reader

Frerichs' Treasurer Campaign Beset by Gaffes

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, Dixon, IL, Israel, World News, Middle East

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Christie brings Rauner $2.5M from Republican Governors Association

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.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, Illinois

Star Tribune

House Ethics panel investigating Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois, Ed Whitfield of Kentucky

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bobby Rush, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois

Bellingham Herald

Old Illinois theater getting new projectors

Richie Baker owns the theater in the southwest Illinois town. He tells The Southern Illinoisan that two new digital projectors are on the way at a cost of $70,000.


Related Topix: Illinois

The News-Gazette

Quinn: Aquifer action on way

Further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer - the source of drinking water for about 750,000 central Illinoisans - is imminent, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday at a bill-signing on the University of Illinois campus.


Related Topix: Illinois, Mahomet, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Champaign County, IL

Free Republic

The Manicured Hands of D.C. and the Calloused Hands of the Forgotten Man

Last weekend, Governor Palin gave a measured and thoughtful speech at the Western Conservative Summit, speaking primarily in the tone of the 'forgotten man'-'the hard working middle class man who can't catch a break'.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Northwestern University

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Pat Quinn - Bruce Rauner campaigns must use different tactics in governor race

There are privileges and hindrances in being a political incumbent. The same is true for political campaign novices.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Illinois, Rod Blagojevich

Is promised unilateral power play on immigration violating Take Care Clause?

Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks to a crowd on the campaign trail and admonishes President G. W. Bush over his use of Executive Power, and the President's avoidance of Congress.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Prison, George Bush

Gov. Quinn to Fund Pedestrian Trail in Palos Park, Alsip

Governor Pat Quinn Thursday announced capital investments of more than $4.7 million for construction projects Cook County.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Palos Park, IL, Alsip, IL, Illinois, Cook County, IL