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  • 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...
  • Halloween
    Vandalism on Halloween is a crime
    While the days surrounding Halloween may seem like the perfect time to have some fun by playing pranks on neighbors or friends, it's good to keep in mind that some of these activities cross the line. The popular activity of throwing eggs at...
  • Bruce Rauner
    Why Illinois Must Choose Bruce Rauner
    It’s been an election year in Illinois with the race for governor nearing its end. We’ve heard lots of bad things about Bruce Rauner and lots of bad things about Pat Quinn, the current governor of Illinois. Between Quinn and Rauner,...
  • Democrats headed toward record defeat everywhere in the country
    Democrats headed toward record defeat across the country
    The abject desperation of the Democrats is beginning to show – and how. It is not only the stark reality that the Senate may take a decidedly Republican turn, but now the House looks bleaker than generally thought. Vulnerable incumbents are...
  • J.T. Barrett to play Illinois game
    Ohio State football: J.T. Barrett says he plans to play; Illinois game preview
    On Wednesday evening, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett told reporters he would play on Saturday barring any big setback. Barrett sprained the MCL in his left knee during the second quarter of the Penn State game, but stayed in and helped the...
  • Voting machine
    Video: Voting machine chooses Democrat after voter selects GOP candidate
    As we and others have reported many times, a number of voters have complained that electronic voting machines are changing their votes, selecting Democrats when the voters actually chose the Republican. Until now, the reports have been generally...
  • Alan and David
    SAF lawsuit challenges Illinois CCW statute
    The Second Amendment Foundation late yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Illinois, challenging that state’s concealed carry law, contending that the statute causes “deprivation of civil rights under color of law...
  • Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Erhlander Home Museum Rockford, Ill.
    Swedes played an important role in the founding of Rockford, Ill. How the first settlers ended up here is an interesting story. Originally planning to settle in the Chicago area, they were forced to continue on to the end of the rail line by a...