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  • National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    National Guard Specialist from Aurora arrested in terror plot
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Chicago arrested a National Guard Specialist from Aurora on Wednesday at Midway Airport on terrorism related charges after he allegedly tried to join the Islamic State or ISIS.According to a criminal...
  • Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    Illinois lottery scratch-off tickets support veteran programs
    The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) yesterday announced that thanks to the people of Illinois buying the Veterans’ Cash scratch-off lottery ticket the IDVA are able to award this year $353,100 in grants to 18 non...
  • Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Rauner's department appointees confirmed by Senate
    Illinois Senate voted and confirmed three department heads appointed by Gov. Rauner, yesterday. Philip Nelson was confirmed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, bringing his experience as a life-long, fourth-generation grain...
  • Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Rauner names members on task force
    Governor Bruce Rauner, in February, signed an Executive Order 15-15 creating the Local Government and Unfunded Mandates Task Force; although the formation of this type of task force was discussed for years under the last two Governors terms, no...
  • Building an 'Empire'
    'Empire' is the top show filmed in Chicago right now
    The show is set in New York, but filmed in Chicago. It is "Empire" and it airs on FOX. And it is the best new show on broadcast television to come out of Hollywood in some time.For a network show, it has original scripts and characters...
  • Raising minimum wage could just kill jobs
    Raising minimum wage could just kill jobs (Video)
    Last month on this date the Illinois Senate passed SB 11, with a vote of 35-18; the bill, introduced by Sen. Lightford, is designed to increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 per hour. It is set to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9...
  • 2015 Illinois Horse Fair tickets still available for this weekend
    2015 Illinois Horse Fair tickets still available for this weekend
    Midwestern horse lovers may still be able to pick up tickets for the upcoming Illinois Horse Fair. Billed as Illinois’ largest all-breed equestrian event, the Illinois Horse Fair runs from Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, at the...
  • Generals from Galena, Illinois
    Nine Union Generals lived in Galena, Illinois
    For a small Illinois town along the Mississippi River, it is quite amazing that nine Union generals were from Galena, Illinois.The most famous of course was Ulysses S. Grant. The others were John Eugene Smith, John Corson Smith, William Rueben...
  • Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
    Illinois Democrat’s ‘Firearms Registration Act’ may test new paradigm
    Setting the state up for massive gun owner civil disobedience along the lines of what has occurred in California and is currently happening in New York and Connecticut, Democrat State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins filed the Firearms Registration...
  • Does increased incarceration lower crime?
    Does increased incarceration effect crime levels?
    A report from the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice suggests it might not.What Caused the Crime Decline is an analysis of the nationwide decline over the past two decades. The authors look at various theories of...
  • Police thwart Valentines Day Plot on Canadian mall
    Police thwart Valentines Day Plot on Canadian mall
    Law enforcement officials in Canada said they received a tip on Thursday morning about a Canadian man and a woman from Geneva, Illinois that were plotting to open fire in a Canadian shopping mall on Valentines Day with the intent of killing as...
  • Safety Instruction 6393
    Legal suppressors may come to Illinois
    Illinois, ruled as it is by the political power of Chicago, is not a state that comes immediately to mind as being "pro gun." The last state in the union to permitany form of concealed carry, and even then needing to be dragged kicking...
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Today We Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 – and not on President’s Day as some think. I grew up in Illinois. Back in my day, February 12 was a holiday.Lincoln was born in Kentucky. He was the second child of Thomas and Nancy Hanks...
  • Police reform is a key issue for lawmakers
    Police reform is being considered by the General Assembly
    The deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York captured national attention from the media and caused protests all around the country - including Chicago.Illinois lawmakers took notice.Rep. Mary Flowers (D) is author of many of...
  • 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...