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Amazon says it will deliver 1,000 jobs to Illinois by 2017

Amazon is already looking for buildings to occupy and land to build on with a goal of having their first facility up and running by next year, Paul Meisner, vice president of global public policy for Amazon, said at a news conference Tuesday at the Thompson Center. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Illinois had fifth-highest number of bike fatalities in U.S. from 2010 to 2012

The number of bicyclists killed on Illinois roadways increased roughly 18 percent over a recent three-year period, according to a study released by a road safety group Monday. The study, authored by the Governors Highway Safety Association, analyzed the number of bicyclist fatalities in U.S. states from 2010 to 2012. The authors found that Illinois […]

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Fremd educator named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Steven Elza, an automotive technology teacher at William Fremd High School, has been named the 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year. One of 12 finalists, Elza was announced as this year’s top educator during a banquet Saturday in Normal. “I love what I do, and I think that shows through,” Elza said of the honor. […]

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Illinois tops Minnesota for first Big Ten home win under Beckman

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach Tim Beckman reported for what heretofore had been unpleasant duty: meeting the media after a Big Ten home game. Only this time, he was soaking wet. Not ‘‘all wet’’ in the pejorative sense, but soaking wet. His Illini visor and warmup jacket glistened with moisture. The hair on his arms stuck […]

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Illinois’ run defense faces tall order vs. Minnesota’s Cobb

The 10 things I’ll be looking for in Week 9 action Saturday: 1. Illinois doesn’t merely struggle to stop the run; coach  Tim Beckman’s team is historically bad at it. The Illini are at the bottom of the Big Ten in too many defensive categories to count, but nothing is as glaring as the 271.1 […]

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Federal monitor will oversee hiring at Illinois Department of Transportation

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier said hiring the monitor would be the best way to ensure compliance with Shakman decree rules on political hiring. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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High stakes: Denver business wants to grow pot in Illinois

Selling medical marijuana to people with serious illnesses soon will be legal in Illinois. The Sun-Times wanted to see how the process has been working so far in Colorado, a state where it’s already legal to sell marijuana to any adult, and focus on a business there that wants to win one of the coveted […]

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Chicago Innovation Exchange to partner with University of Illinois’ College of Engineering

The University of Chicago’s new Chicago Innovation Exchange, which celebrated its grand opening Oct. 16, announced a partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering. The CIE, in collaboration with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, helped foster the relationship, which unites […]

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Wayne McClain, esteemed Illinois basketball coach, dies at 60

The sudden passing of Champaign Central coach Wayne McClain on Wednesday resonates statewide. With three state titles, he was a coaching icon. McClain, who had been hospitalized this week with pneumonia, was 60, according to the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette. The newspaper cited a death notice submitted by a Champaign funeral home. ‘‘For the people in Peoria, […]

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White students no longer majority in Illinois public schools

White public school students made up 49.9 percent of all of Illinois’ 2 million public school students in 2014 as the Hispanic population has grown to 24.6 percent, according to the state board. Of all Illinois public school students, 51.5 percent are considered low-income. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Illinois attorney general warns of Ebola-related scams

Illinois attorney general warns of Ebola-related scams An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals area of the Los Angeles International Airport as the U.S. announced increased passenger screenings against the Ebola virus. An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Illinois QB Wes Lunt out 4-6 weeks with broken leg

If there was any hope that Illinois coach Tim Beckman could save his job this season, it was lost when the team learned Sunday that sophomore starting quarterback Wes Lunt fractured his leg in the loss to Purdue on Saturday. Lunt will miss four to six weeks. Entering the game, Lunt led the Big Ten […]

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“Why Illinois needs me — and not that other guy.”

We asked the gubernatorial candidates to address why they think they are the best candidate for the job Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Illinois Man Killed When Tire Goes Through Windshield

Illinois Man Killed When Tire Goes Through Windshield Bolan grew up in Chicago and graduated from Maine South High School. His family said he often performed improv at ComedySportz and was employed by the restaurant company Lettuce Entertain You. Entertaining was his joy, they said. "Mark was the life … Full News here – Read more […]

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Big Ten openers offer glimmers of hope for Northwestern, Illinois

Illinois and Northwestern have their Big Ten openers Saturday — at Nebraska and at Penn State, respectively — and what can stop the Illini and the Wildcats from starting 0-1 in conference play? Perhaps nothing, though I’m not feeling quite that cynical. The 10 things I’ll be looking for in Week 5: 1. Northwestern’s defense […]

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