News Headlines – December 6, 2017

Last Updated on December 5th, 2017

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Bruce Rauner’s Republican challenger for governor has filed her paperwork to make the March ballot. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White could face another Democrat next spring. Moline’s mayor is recovering after having to be cut out of her car after a wreck yesterday. Thor the puppy from western Illinois is getting a forever home.

>>Ives Files Paperwork To Challenge Governor Rauner

(Springfield, IL) — Barring a problem with her paperwork, Republican State Rep Jeanne Ives is heading for a spring showdown with Governor Bruce Rauner. Ives yesterday filed her paperwork to run for governor. She says Republican voters in the state should have a choice other than the governor who has failed to live up to his promises during his first three years in office.

>>Democratic State Senator May Challenge Jesse White For Secretary Of State

(Springfield, IL) — For the first time in almost 20 years, Jesse White may face a Democratic opponent. Democratic State Senator Michael Hastings yesterday said that he’s filing to run for Secretary of State just in case White decides to retire. White, who is 83-years-old, has been Illinois’ Secretary of State since 1999. Hastings says he has respect for White, but wants to be ready just in case. White’s campaign says he is still planning to run for reelection next year.

>>Moline Mayor Recovering From Wreck She Had To Be Extricated From

(Moline, IL) — Moline’s mayor is recovering after a wreck that sent two people to the hospital and that she had to be cut-out from. Police are still looking into yesterday’s accident involving Mayor Stephanie Acri. Officers say two cars collided at the corner of 7th street and 34th avenue in Moline. The two other people injured were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

>>Three Decades In Prison In Mercer County Attack

(Aledo, IL) — The man who attacked a former Mercer County Board member is heading to prison for 30 years. A judge yesterday sentenced Brian Tully to three decades in prison for the May home invasion that left former county board member Fred Rooth seriously injured. Police say Tully smashed Rooth in the head with a lamp and left him on the floor of his home. They are not offering a motive for the crime.

>>Thor The Puppy Gets A New Home

(Kewanee, IL) — It’s a happy ending so far for the puppy at the center of a western Illinois abuse case. Rescuers in Kewanee yesterday said that a family has adopted Thor the puppy. Thor is the puppy found with his throat slit last summer. Prosecutors in Henry County are pushing felony charges against 17-year-old Damien Ingram who they say admitted that he slashed the dog’s throat and left it to die.