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News Headlines – September 11, 2018

Last Updated on September 11th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois’ governor is asking people to fly their flags at half staff to commemorate 9/11. One of the third party candidates for Illinois governor wants the state to stop paying for abortions. Dick Durbin is backing candidates in some local down ballot races.

>>Illinois Governor: Fly Flags At Half Staff For 9/11

(Chicago, IL) — Illinois’ governor is asking people to fly their flags lower today. Governor Rauner yesterday asked for flags across the state to be flown at half staff to commemorate 9/11. The governor says all flags at state buildings will be lowered from sunup to sundown.

>>Third Party Candidate McCann Wants To End Public Abortion Funding

(Springfield, IL) — One of the third party candidates running for Illinois governor wants the state to stop paying for abortions. State Senator Sam McCann yesterday filed a plan to reverse the state’s new law that has taxpayers covering the cost of abortions in the state. McCann said the law, which was HB40, is immoral, reckless, and financially irresponsible.

>>Dick Durbin Endorsing Local Candidates In Down Ballot Races

(Peoria, IL) — Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator is picking candidates in some local, down ballot races. Democrat Dick Durbin stopped in Bloomington and Peoria yesterday to endorse local Democratic candidates. Durbin also used both stops to push for people to get out and vote.

>>Champaign County Offers Amnesty For Fines

(Champaign, IL) — Champaign County is offering people a chance to pay their fines on the cheap this week. The county’s circuit clerk is offering people an amnesty this week, it’s a chance for them to pay their fines without any late fees or collection fees. This is the second year in a row for the amnesty. Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman says last year 181 people used the amnesty to pay off their fines.

>>Liggins’ Former Testimony Contradicts His Story

(Waterloo, IA) — Prosecutors from the Quad Cities are hoping Stanley Liggins’ first story about the death of a local nine-year-old girl comes back to haunt him. Police read Liggins’ first conversation with police from back in 1990 in court yesterday. Liggins originally told police that he hadn’t seen Jennifer Lewis, but later changed his story when witnesses put the two together outside a local liquor store. Liggins is on trial again for allegedly killing Lewis nearly 30 years ago.