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Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, July 25, 2014

Some men kill for money and others for love, but rarely is some shrubbery between two houses the motive for homicide.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Illinoisreview

Cook County to vote on non-binding assault weapons ban

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KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau

Why are Illinoisans leaving the state in such large numbers? One man gives his view

Do you hear the pitter patter of feet coming out of Illinois? And they aren't those of little ones it's the tax payers.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Ill. I-255 lanes closed for downed power lines

Interstate 255, just north of Interstate 64, in Illinois has closed in both directions due to downed power lines.

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The Local Tourist

Cheaper Divvy Bikes for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members

The Divvy's annual membership price is about to drop for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois members.

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WYMG-FM Springfield

108,000 Illinoisans Eligible for Insurance Rebates

The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Healthcare Law, Law

Detroit News

Huge-money brawl shaping up for Illinois governor's seat

Quinn, who is seeking a second full term, raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30, according to second-quarter campaign finance filings, and has about $12 million in his campaign fund.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SFGate

New Illinois mine safety training facility to open

Southeastern Illinois College has broken ground on the state's second simulated mine facility that will be used to train rescue teams.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Iowa Government, Illinois, Iowa

WAND-TV Decatur

Legislation to combat flooding signed by Quinn

Legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water has been approved by Governor Pat Quinn.

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

WTAX-AM Springfield

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules a oeToo Complicateda

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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FindLaw

Dog Custody a Bone of Contention in Ill. Couple's Divorce

The big issue in an Illinois divorce case, which has been going on for two years, isn't who gets the family home or custody of children, but rather: Who gets the dog ? Paul Barthel says he merely wants visitation rights with Pepper, the black lab/German shepherd mix that the he and his estranged wife Susan owned together, reports the Chicago ... (more)

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WYMG-FM Springfield

$1 Billion for Road Construction

The last capital program, worth $31 billion over five years, expired at the end of last month.

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KFVS12

Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

Substance to this Quinn appointee

OK, I admit it. I read the BND headline "Quinn puts moratorium on IDOT political hiring," saw the accompanying photo of the 30-something new Illinois Department of Transportation secretary appointee and prepared to lambast Quinn for not putting his money where his mouth is.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Examiner.com

More Financial Shenanigans in Illinois

A state commission has not revealed if it will grant a federal request to delay an investigation of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's anti-violence program.

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Illinoisreview

Gorman pushes Cook County referendum on mental health funding in Illinois

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SFGate

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.

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WSIL

Quinn Signs $1B Plan for Road Repair in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.

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The Doings Weekly

Michael Sneed: Kirk Dillarda s Illinois Senate resignation date selected July 22

We already knew that state Sen. Kirk Dillard is getting ready to call it quits from the Illinois Senate but now we may have an exact date he steps aside, according to Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often : Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 - so he can officially become ... (more)

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