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  • Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois
    A proposal to decriminalize pot in Illinois
    On September 23, 2014, the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, asked lawmakers in Illinois to consider reforming sentencing for low-level drug offenses.Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed a joint, bipartisan committee of...
  • Pat Quinn
    Pat Quinn's ethics in Neighborhood Recovery Program challenged before election
    Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois Democrat who is in a tough campaign against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner at the present time, is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing involving the creation of a program just before Quinn’s election in...
  • Bald Eagle
    In southern Illinois, Makanda and Jonesboro are for the birds, well bird lovers
    If you’re a bird lover in southern Illinois or plan to visit southern Illinois, you won’t want to miss the wonderful opportunities here to appreciate our natural bird wildlife. Fall and winter can be the perfect time to take in some of...
  • Ravinia Festival
    Not to be missed, North of Chicago
    If you’ve got an extra day to spend next time you are in Chicago, see if you can’t work in a trip, just 25 miles north of downtown. Two of my favorite places will make your Chicago trip so much more memorable – the Chicago...
  • Economic empowerment: Dr. Willie Wilson endorses Gubernatorial runner Bruce Rauner
    Economic empowerment: Dr. Willie Wilson endorses Bruce Rauner for Governor
    The disparities and injustice within the state of Illinois toward African Americans have caused many to question re-electing Pat Quinn as Governor. Dr. Willie Wilson, chairman of the Chicago Baptist Institute International, has stepped forward...
  • Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to reduce pot-possession offenses
    Rahm Emanuel wants Illinois lawmakers to reduce pot-possession offenses
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked Illinois state lawmakers to reduce the state’s criminalization of persons who are caught with 15 grams or less of marijuana, according to the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday. Emanuel says he wants the pot offense to...
  • Tammy Duckworth
    Tammy Duckworth challenger Larry Kaifesh suggests her ineptness in VA scandal
    Larry Kaifesh is an Illinois Republican political newcomer who is attempting to defeat Democratic United States Rep. Tammy Duckworth this fall. While the two were speaking before the Tribune Board, Kaifesh did a decent job of blatantly linking his...
  • Illinois losing businesses
    Illinois losing businesses (Video)
    From January 2008 to January 2010, Illinois lost 117,000 manufacturing jobs, from November 2012 to November 2013 Illinois lost another 4,089, since 2004 Illinois has lost a total of 125,000 manufacturing jobs. Today, Illinois, has 812,521...
  • Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign
    Rauner’s Campaign Commercials Need a Little Shaking Up
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner has run a largely strong campaign since announcing his run for governor more than a year ago. His campaign theme of shaking up Springfield is a good one and a necessary one. But in the last month or so...
  • The case of the missing tri-state women
    The case of the missing tri-state women
    In the tri-state area of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, more than one woman has gone missing. These disappearances have been enough to gain national attention.The first is Megan Nichols from Fairfield, Illinois. She's 16 years old and has...
  • Two men were ordered out of a cab after sharing a brief kiss, today they are suing
    Matthew McCrea, Steven White taxi kiss turns lawsuit after driver boots them out
    Matthew McCrea and Steven White are a couple who shared a brief kiss in a taxi and the two claim they were subject to discrimination by the taxi cab driver. The cabbie pulled over and demanded they get out of his cab after witnessing the kiss....
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    Illinois GOP resorts to terrorism against Libertarians
    It is a historical fact that the Republican and Democratic Parties will use their dominance in electoral politics and legislative seats to pass laws that obstruct other political parties, making it harder for them to get ballot access and raise...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Hunt for History
    Visit the sites that shaped the man who would change our nation forever. The Looking for Lincoln Story Trail is a unique and fun way to learn about one our most beloved presidents. It is the only heritage area in the nation devoted to a president...
  • Award winning pork
    Kids really dig Illinois State Fair
    The Illinois State Fair wrapped up Sunday with headliners Robin Thicke/MAGIC! performing in the grandstand. They were preceded by Steely Dan on Friday night and Jake Owen/Parmalee/Cadillac 3 on Saturday. But, as popular as these acts were with...
  • Camp Ground Cemetray on the Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears in Union County Illinois
    Whether historical or recreational, Union County offers Trail of Tears enthusiasts many ways to connect with the past and relax in the present. Union County Illinois is home to a large section of the Trail of Tears as it passed through Illinois....