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Quad Cities Flood Worries Increase As Rivers Rise – 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017

>>Quad Cities Flood Worries Increase As Rivers Rise

Forecasters are watching five rivers in western Illinois and a huge swath of land just outside the Quad Cities. The National Weather Service has a number of flood watches and warnings posted for the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. The Rock River at Joslin is expected to hit two-feet above flood stage tomorrow. Forecasters also say the Mississippi River at Gladstone is flooded and won’t drop til Sunday.

Judge Sets July 11th Trial Date For Aaron Schock – 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017

>>Judge Sets July 11th Trial Date For Aaron Schock

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is looking at a mid-July trial. A judge yesterday scheduled Schock’s trial to begin on July 11th. Schock is facing fraud and theft charges, prosecutors say he lied on government reimbursement forms and campaign spending reports. Schock asked for the trial to be delayed to the summer, he says to prepare nearly 100 witnesses.

Illinois Schools Are Drastically Short On Subs – 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017

>>Illinois Schools Are Drastically Short On Subs

Students in hundreds of classrooms may end-up watching a movie today because their local school couldn’t find a substitute teacher. A new survey released yesterday from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools says schools are short by about three-thousand subs a week. That’s 600 a day. The Regional Superintendent’s Jeff Vose says state licensing laws are one of the main reasons why too few people are able to fill-in in the classroom.

Governor Rauner Not Worried About Missing Trump Inaugural – 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017

>>Governor Rauner Not Worried About Missing Trump Inaugural

Governor Rauner doesn’t think his absence at Donald Trump’s inauguration will cost the state. Rauner yesterday said he doesn’t think his decision to skip the inaugural to work on Illinois’ budget crisis will have a negative impact. The governor says he thinks the new president understands the situation Illinois is in, and can respect his decision to stay home.

List Of Illinois Democrats Skipping Inauguration Growing – 1/18/17

January 18th, 2017

>>List Of Illinois Democrats Skipping Inauguration Growing

The number of Illinois Democrats deciding to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration this week keeps growing. Congressmen Luis Gutierrez, Mike Quigley, Dan Lipinski and Bobby Rush have all decided not to attend Friday’s swearing in. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is also skipping the ceremony. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth will be attending.