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Baxter reportedly considering HQ move out of Illinois

Baxter reportedly considering HQ move out of Illinois When Baxter announced its plans to split into two in March, the company said the said the headquarters of both companies will stay in or near the northern Chicago metro area. Deborah Spak, a Baxter spokeswoman, reiterated the company's plan to remain … Full News here – […]

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Illinois coach Tim Beckman on hot seat in third season

Is it really bowl-or-bust for Illinois coach Tim Beckman in Year 3? That has been the take in the national media since a 4-8 record last season left Beckman at 6-18 overall — with a glaring 1-15 record in Big Ten games — and fighting for his job. But is the bowl part accurate? The […]

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Rauner attends Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair

Rauner attends Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner answers reporter questions as he attends Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner answers reporter questions as he attends Republican Day at the … Full News here – Read more on Chicago Tribune

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College's Demise Leaves Illinois Students in Limbo

College's Demise Leaves Illinois Students in Limbo More than 3,000 Illinois college students face an uncertain future, as a troubled for-profit college with six campuses in the Chicago area is in the midst of shutting down. An instructor employed by Everest College, who asked us to conceal his identity … Full News here – Read […]

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Illinois football hopes transfers can boost defense

Illinois can do all it wants to create an artificial quarterback competition when the team starts training camp Monday. If there were any more of an overwhelming favorite, the guy would be a sure thing. The guy is Wes Lunt, the transfer from Oklahoma State who is eligible to play this season. Coach Tim Beckman, […]

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Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

The goal: Reduce rider fatalitiesAfter graduating from Illinois’ motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph — and they can’t handle it. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service

Park-and-ride lots, new routes intended to cut congestionThe Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists’ tolls will help pay for it. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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New Illinois Taxi Industry PAC Flexes Muscle in Uber Battle

The new Illinois taxi industry PAC has opened its wallet. The Chicago-based Illinois Transportation Trade Association, a trade group representing the taxicab industry, formed its political action committee at the end of May with a planned annual budget of $ 1 million to help defend itself politically against the onslaught by rideshare companies, such as […]

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Seven Illinois Inventions You Don’t Want to Live Without

Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation. These inventions from the Land of Lincoln arguably changed the world, obviously some more than others. In fact, Abe himself is the only U.S. president to be issued a patent […]

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Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Used Doctored News Headlines In TV Ad

Bruce Rauner (R), an Illinois businessman and gubernatorial candidate, is being called out for running a television ad with some altered news headlines about incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D), according to the Chicago Tribune. In the ad, called “Headlines,” the Rauner campaign shortened and even changed headlines that it attributed to various news organizations. One […]

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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With Seizures

July 20 (Reuters) – Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis by U.S. states. The move to add epilepsy and other seizure disorders […]

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Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants’ skills then ask about criminal histories. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Illinois Lawmaker Denies Making The Least Subtle Patronage Request Ever

Patronage requests are usually made quietly, perhaps in a smoke-filled back room, but one Illinois Republican appears to have brought sunlight to the process on Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. After a bill signing, Illinois state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R), mentioned to governor Pat Quinn that her son wanted to teach at Southern […]

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Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

ROAD TRIP! Looking to get the family out of the house and on the road? With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer — look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.   1. Starved Rock State Park Location: Utica   2. Shawnee National Forest […]

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Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind Farm

CHICAGO (AP) – Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. The company’s chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, made the announcement Tuesday. The 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project is being built on the Kankakee […]

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