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  • Powhatan Restaurant in Pocahontas Illinois
    Powhatan Restaurant -- Pocahontas, Illinois
    4 E State StPocahontas, IL 62275Phone number (618) 669-2233Hours:Monday - Thursday 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.Friday and Saturday -- open 24 hoursSunday - closes at 10 p.m.http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-st-louis/angie-chuteAsk anyone within a 50 mile...
  • Tammy Duckworth
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth and others show interest in replacing IL Sen. Mark Kirk
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, is seriously considering a run for Republican Sen. Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. Duckworth just won her third term in the House of Representatives this past November. She is an Iraq War...
  • Such an honor to serve
    Such an honor to serve
    Donald Hutchins, in combination with four other local veterans, were granted the Congressional Veteran Commendation from United States Congressman, from the 6th District of Illinois, Peter J. Roskam, this evening at a ceremony that took place at...
  • Handcuffs 1 photo
    High school social worker intern charged, had sex with 16-year-old student
    A 26-year-old female social worker intern at a Chicago Heights high school has been charged in a case where authorities say the woman had sex with a teen student at least four times. Cook County officials say Brandi D. Edwards will be charged with...
  • Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    Illinois awarded funding for conservation projects
    It was announced toady that the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $2.7 million in funding for three local conservation projects in Illinois. The announcement was made by U. S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who stated the funding comes...
  • Governor Rauner first executive order
    Governor Rauner first executive order
    As soon as Bruce Rauner was sworn in as the 42nd Governor of Illinois yesterday he first act was to sign his first Executive Order 15-08, written to stop the Illinois spending that the legislation has become so famous for over the years. The order...
  • Concealed Carry training
    Illinois experience again shows CCW opponents were all wrong
    A weekend story in the Champaign, Ill., News-Gazette that took stock of the Prairie State’s first year of concealed carry showed – once again – that predictions of gloom and doom from law-abiding armed citizens were just so much...
  • New Illinois laws for 2015
    New Illinois laws to take effect January 1, 2015
    With a new year comes a lengthy list of new laws for Illinois. There are dozens that will take effect on January 1, 2015. Below are some of the top laws.The definition of beer will expand to include all beverages brewed or fermented from malt...
  • Influenza-Like Illness Increased 25.9%
    Influenza-Like Illness Increased 25.9%
    Influenza-like illness is above the national baseline for the fourth consecutive week. H3N2 is the strain of the influenza that's currently making the rounds. The highest hospitalization rates are among people 65 years and older (23.6 per 100...
  • Judy Baar Topinka
    Judy Baar Topinka, Illinois comptroller, dead at 70
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday. Topinka was 70 years old. She was admitted to a hospital in Berwyn, Illinois – just west of Chicago – after having discomfort on...
  • Illinois
    Illinois is 4th worst state for black Americans
    A list of the worst states for black Americans was published by 24/7 Wall St on Tuesday. Illinois, the home state of President Barack Obama who has a home on Chicago’s South Side, comes in as the fourth worst state for black Americans....
  •  Rte 66 to get 8 electric car charging stations as gas prices continue to drop
    Rte 66 to get 8 electric car charging stations as gas prices continue to drop
    Work is beginning this month to install a network of 8 electric car charging stations along 300 miles of the fabled Route 66 stretching from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The project, which includes stops in Plainfield and...
  • Barc St. Louis
    Barc St. Louis Free Pit Bull/Pit Bull mix spay and neuter Thanksgiving week only
    Get your Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix spayed or neutered this week only in St. Louis with services available to Illinois and Missouri residents.To qualify you must prove low income status. Families receiving government assistance automatically qualify...
  • Bruce Rauner
    Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois finally admits he lost
    It was slow coming, but Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn finally admitted defeat midafternoon on Wednesday. Quinn, the Democratic governor, lost the Illinois governor’s race on Tuesday by a full five percentage points. Republican challenger Bruce...
  • Bruce Rauner
    Bruce Rauner wins IL gov race, Gov Quinn won't concede until all votes counted
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois reportedly was down 5 points at the end of the night on Tuesday with 98 percent of Illinois’ precincts reporting, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner had 51 percent of the vote to Gov. Quinn’s 46...