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Afscme Stall Tactics are All Political - and they're Costing Illinoisans Millions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:45:01 GMT

I llinois' largest government worker union is likely stalling contract negotiations in hopes of dealing with a new governor in 2019.

Teen who stopped traffic with dance in Saudi arrested

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:58:33 GMT

Let's move! Malia Obama checks into Harvard dorm with help from Barack and Michelle, who cover their eyes as they make emotional exit after saying goodbye to the college freshman 'The groom revealed his wife had been sleeping with the best man': People share the WORST weddings they've ever been to... including dramatic bust-ups and a freezing marquee Military-style Christian sect leader is charged in massive child sex abuse case that a former member says she has been trying to expose for years Elizabeth Warren, John Kasich - and Mark Zuckerberg: The long list of names Trump's team is preparing to do battle with in 2020 'People's livelihoods are getting ruined': Avocado thieves stealing thousands of dollars of fruit in midnight raids - before selling them on to Millennials Princeton graduate Cleveland Browns player married to a black woman becomes the first white NFL player to kneel ... (more)

Illinois man charged in crash that killed mother, 3 sons

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:58:32 GMT

A northern Illinois man who killed a pregnant woman and her three children last month when he crashed his pickup truck into their vehicle has been arrested and charged with felony reckless homicide, authorities announced Tuesday. In a news release, the Will County State's Attorney's office and the county sheriff's department also said that 25-year-old Sean Woulfe of Beecher was being held in the county jail.

2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:20:40 GMT

In this photo released by the Royal Malaysian Navy, navy sailors cover an unidentified body on to the deck of KD Lekiu frigate after it was recovered in the waters off the Johor coast of Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.

Family of Chinese scholar abducted in Illinois to speak

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:54:04 GMT

This undated file photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of Zhang, a Chinese woman who was abducted while studying at the University of Illinois plan to speak at a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, for the first time since an arrest in the case was made.

Moody's Warns Delay of State Funding for Illinois Schools a 'Credit Negative'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:37:54 GMT

S chool funding is locked up due to the current fight in Springfield over the state's new education funding formula and the bailout of Chicago Public Schools it contains.

Morning Spin: Illinois legislative leaders meet on state school funding Tuesday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:59:35 GMT

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Food and Beverage News and Trends - August 2017 #2

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:42:56 GMT

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. A new legal problem crops up for Cook County beverage tax.

Researchers study weather and climate conditions during solar eclipse in Illinois

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:31:49 GMT

Watching the sun disappear at midday during a solar eclipse is not only fascinating for viewers across the U.S., but the rare event also presents a unique opportunity for scientists to investigate weather-related changes in Illinois.

Opioid drugmaker settles with Illinois for $4.5 million

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:14:33 GMT

An Arizona drug company has agreed to pay Illinois $4.45 million to settle allegations that it deceptively marketed and sold a prescription opioid drug for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The settlement became official Friday, about two weeks after the chief financial officer for the drug company, Insys Therapeutics, said during an earnings call that the company was setting aside $4.5 million for an estimated potential settlement.

The Latest: 14,000 gather at Illinois stadium for eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:59:19 GMT

Joe Roth, left, and Scott Foster from the Chicago area are silhouetted as they prepare telescopes and cameras to observe a total solar eclipse at the base of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Alto Pass, Ill. less Joe Roth, left, and Scott Foster from the Chicago area are silhouetted as they prepare telescopes and cameras to observe a total solar eclipse at the base of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, ... more Members of the Marching Salukis enter Saluki Stadium for eclipse festivities on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

The Latest: 14,000 gather at Illinois stadium for eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:59:18 GMT

Ashley Ann Sander hawks solar eclipse glasses on the side of the road to tourists approaching town for $10 a pair Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, near Clayton, Ga., a city in the path of totality in North Georgia. This Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows the crowd at the Big Summit Eclipse 2017 event near Prineville, Ore.

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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:05 GMT

On August 21, 1858, the first of seven debates between Illinois senatorial contenders Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place. In 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites.

Your last-minute Eclipse of Century cheat sheet

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:04 GMT

In case you haven't been paying attention , there is a teensy weensy little astronomical event happening on Monday known as the Eclipse of the CENTURY! It's called such because it's the first total solar eclipse to be visible to the U.S. mainland since 1979 and, well, in general, eclipses are pretty great. Here's everything -- and we mean everything -- you need to know about this event.

Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:58 GMT

Spectators look at the sun through a telescope on the Southern Illinois University campus on Aug. 20, 2017, one day before the total solar eclipse. CARBONDALE, Ill.

UPDATE 1-Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:55:09 GMT

The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States for the first time in 99 years. Carbondale is a few miles north of the point of greatest duration of the celestial event and will have a total eclipse for two minutes and 38 seconds on Monday.

Illinois farms welcome foreign workers amid a tight labor market

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:52:08 GMT

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