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News Headlines – October 5, 2018

Last Updated on October 5th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Governor Rauner and J.B. Pritzker are each asking for an investigation into the other’s scandal. The Quad Cities’ Democratic congresswoman says the FBI’s latest investigation into Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t go far enough. Students in Murphysboro aren’t going to miss class due to a teacher strike.

>>Governor Rauner, J.B. Pritzker Want Investigations Into Each Other

(Quincy, IL) — The major candidates for Illinois governor are both calling for investigations into one another. Democrat J.B. Pritzker was in Quincy yesterday to support the investigation into how Governor Rauner handled the Legionnaires outbreak at the veterans home there. While the governor called for Cook County prosecutors to look into what’s being called Pritzker’s scheme to lower his property taxes. Both men say voters deserve to know the truth.

>>Cheri Bustos Doesn’t Think Latest Kavanaugh Probe Went Far Enough

(Washington, D.C.) — The Quad Cities’ Democratic congresswoman doesn’t think the latest FBI investigation into President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee went far enough. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos yesterday said she’d like to have seen the FBI interview more people about the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. The White House yesterday said there’s nothing in the latest report that backs up those allegations.

>>Moline Suspends Police Captains For Riding With Drunk Chief

(Moline, IL) — A pair of Moline police captains are looking at five days off the job because they didn’t stop their boss from drinking and driving. The city of Moline on Wednesday suspended Captains Trevor Fisk and Brian Johnson for not stopping Moline Police Chief John Hitchcock from getting behind the wheel after city leaders say he had too much to drink back in September. Hitchcock is still on leave and his drunk driving case in Iowa and the city’s punishment against him are still pending.

>>Murphysboro Teachers Okay Contract, Strike Averted

(Murphysboro, IL) — Students in one southern Illinois school district won’t miss any classes this fall. Murphysboro teachers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a new contract. That will avoid the possibility of a strike. The details won’t be made public till next week when the school board votes. But teachers’ union vice president Melinda Pierson says teachers will get a raise and some extra money to offset the rising cost of healthcare.

>>John Deere Among Top 100 Global Brands

(Moline, IL) — A lot of people across the globe know about big green tractors. Interbrand came out with its list of best global brands yesterday, and John Deere is 88th on the list. The rankings are based on financial performance, market influence, and loyalty. Deere has been on Interbrand’s list since 2011.